Microscope

Description
This is a compound monocular with rack-and-pinion focus, inclination joint, and tri-leg base. The stage is missing as is the sub-stage mirror. The “Improved Compound Microscope BY ABRAHAM LIVERPOOL” inscription on one foot refers to a Liverpool instrument firm that was in business from 1817 to 1860. Philip Carpenter, a London optician, described a similar microscope in 1825.
Ref: Philip Carpenter, A Description of Carpenter’s Improved Compound Microscope for Opake & Transparent Objects (London, 1825).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
1830-1840
maker
Abraham
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 40.8 cm x 22.3 cm x 17.4 cm; 16 1/16 in x 8 3/4 in x 6 7/8 in
place made
United Kingdom: England, Liverpool, Liverpool
ID Number
MG*302606.256
accession number
302606
catalog number
302606.256
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Science & Mathematics
Microscopes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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