Microscope

Description
This Spencer Model 1 is a convertible instrument which can be used as a monocular or a binocular. It has coarse and fine focus, triple nosepiece, large circular mechanical stage, trunnion, sub-stage diaphragm, sub-stage mirror, and wooden box. The inscription on the tube reads “SPENCER / BUFFALO / U.S.A.” The “85421 serial number indicates a date of 1923. It came from Robert Leonard, a pharmacist and professor of pharmacology at George Washington University.
Ref: Spencer Lens Co., Catalog of Spencer Products (Buffalo, 1924), p. 12.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
1923
maker
Spencer Lens Co.
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 30.5 cm x 17.1 cm x 21.6 cm; 12 in x 6 23/32 in x 8 1/2 in
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
ID Number
1991.0689.53.1
catalog number
1991.0689.53.1
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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