Microscope

Description
This is a compound monocular with side pillar, and sub-stage mirror that, with extra lenses and accessories, fits into and flips up from a rectangular wooden chest. Edward Nairne introduced the form in the late 1750s. The “Dollond / London” inscription on this example refers to an optical firm that began in business around 1750 and remains in business today.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
late 18th century
maker
Dollond
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
wood (overall material)
grass (overall material)
Measurements
case: 13.8 cm x 29.7 cm x 12.9 cm; 5 7/16 in x 11 11/16 in x 5 1/16 in
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
associated place
United States: Wisconsin, Milwaukee
ID Number
MG*M-09465
accession number
229021
catalog number
M-9465
229021.01
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Microscopes
Science & Mathematics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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