Microscope

Description
This “Demonstration Ocular” is so designed that a teacher and a student can see the same microscopic object at the same time. The inscription reads “SPENCER / BUFFALO / U.S.A.” The inscriptions on the leatherette-covered wooden case read “Spencer / Buffalo, U.S.A.” and “Fisher / Scientific Co. / Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A.” Spencer introduced this instrument in 1917. Fisher Scientific began in business, as such, in 1925.
This example came from Robert Leonard, a pharmacist and professor of pharmacology at George Washington University.
Ref: Spencer Lens Co., Catalog of Products (Buffalo, 1917), p. 112.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
two-person microscope
date made
ca 1925
maker
Spencer Lens Company
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
leatherette (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5 in x 6 31/32 in x 1 1/4 in; 12.7 cm x 17.69872 cm x 3.2004 cm
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
ID Number
1991.0689.11
catalog number
1991.0689.11
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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