Microscope

Description
This binocular dissecting instrument is inscribed “R. & J. BECK / LONDON” on the eyepiece, and “R. & J. BECK / LONDON & PHILADELPHIA / 10235” on the wooden stand. The whole fits in a wooden box. Richard Beck, building on a form developed by Nachet in Paris, described an instrument of this sort in 1860.
Ref: William B. Carpenter, The Microscope and its Revelations (London, 1868), pp. 53-55.
R. &. J. Beck, An Illustrated Catalogue of Microscopes and Other Optical Instruments (Philadelphia, 1882), p. 63.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
1877-1895
maker
R. & J. Beck
Measurements
overall: 15.2 cm x 17.7 cm x 17.7 cm; 5 31/32 in x 6 31/32 in x 6 31/32 in
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
1991.0203.01
catalog number
1991.0203.01
accession number
1991.0203
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
Science & Mathematics
Microscopes
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Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences
Microscopes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

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