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Description
The Spencer Model 58S is a binocular dissecting microscope with goose neck arm, rack-and-pinion focus, and wrought iron horseshoe base. The form was new in 1917. This example dates from around 1923. The eyepiece is marked “SPENCER / BUFFALO / USA / 79239” and the stage is missing.
Ref: Spencer Lens Co., Catalog of Spencer Products (Buffalo, N.Y., 1917), pp. 62-63.
Spencer Lens Co., Catalog of Spencer Products (Buffalo, N.Y., 1924), p. 38.
date made
ca 1923
maker
Spencer Lens Company
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
black (overall color)
casting (overall production method/technique)
machining (overall production method/technique)
Measurements
average spatial: 21.3 cm x 14.6 cm x 20 cm; 8 3/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 7 7/8 in
ID Number
MG.M-09798
accession number
226637
catalog number
M-09798
Credit Line
Division of Mineralogy and Petrology, United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Microscopes
Science & Mathematics
Exhibition
Medical History
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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