Microscope

Description
This is a simple compound monocular with push-tube focus, inclination joint, square stage, sub-stage mirror, and square base. It comes in a green wooden chest which also holds slides, apparatus for simple chemical experiments, and a “Microscope Manual of Instructions.”
This was made and marketed by A.C. Gilbert, a toy company that was established in Westville, Ct., in 1909, and that introduced the Erector Set a few years later. Gilbert began offering microscopes for children in 1932.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
1938
maker
A. C. Gilbert Company
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
rubber (overall material)
green (overall color)
black (overall color)
red (overall color)
yellow (overall color)
Measurements
average spatial: 37 cm x 25.5 cm x 9.7 cm; 14 9/16 in x 10 1/16 in x 3 13/16 in
place made
United States: Connecticut, New Haven
ID Number
1983.0656.01
catalog number
1983.0656.01
accession number
1983.0656
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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