Microscope

Description
This is a compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, triple nosepiece, large square stage, inclination joint, sub-stage diaphragm, U-shaped base, and wooden box. The tube is marked “SPENCER / BUFFALO / U.S.A. / 62704.” The serial number indicates a date of 1920.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
1920
maker
Spencer Lens Co.
Measurements
overall: 29.2 cm x 11.1 cm x 15.8 cm; 11 1/2 in x 4 3/8 in x 6 1/4 in
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
ID Number
1991.0203.06
catalog number
1991.0203.06
accession number
1991.0203
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
Microscopes
Science & Mathematics
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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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