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
date made
1923
maker
Spencer Lens Co.
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
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
ID Number
1991.0689.53.1
catalog number
1991.0689.53.1
accession number
1991.0689
Credit Line
Robert Leonard
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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