Microscope

Description
This Spencer Model 20 designed for “advanced laboratory research and clinical work of the most exacting character” is a compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, handle arm, triple nosepiece, square stage, inclination joint, sub-stage iris diaphragm, sub-stage mirror, horseshoe base, and wooden case covered with leatherette. The inscription on the base reads “SPENCER LENS CO. / BUFFALO, N.Y. / 13876.” The serial number indicates a date of 1910.
Ref: Spencer Lens Co., Microscopes and Accessories (Buffalo, 1914), pp. 20-21.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
1910
maker
Spencer Lens Company
Physical Description
iron (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 30.4 cm x 10.5 cm x 15.3 cm; 11 31/32 in x 4 1/8 in x 6 1/32 in
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
ID Number
1991.0689.01.1
catalog number
1991.0689.01.1
accession number
1991.0689
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Microscopes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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