Microscope

Description
This is a small compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, square stage, inclination joint, condenser on an arm, sub-stage mirror, and solid base. The “NACHET ET FILS / rue Serpente, 16, Paris” inscription refers to an important French optical firm that was begun by Camille Sebastien Nachet in 1839, that became Nachet et Fils around mid-century, and that moved from this address around 1862.
Ref: Nachet et Fils, Catalogue Descriptive des Instruments de Micrographie (Paris, 1863), p. 12.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
1856-1862
maker
Nachet et Fils
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial: 25.9 cm x 8 cm x 11.8 cm; 10 3/16 in x 3 5/32 in x 4 21/32 in
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
ID Number
1991.0682.01
catalog number
1991.0682.01
accession number
1991.0682
subject
Science & Mathematics
Microscopes
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Microscopes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Albert Fitch Memorial Library, Pennsylvania College of Optometry
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