Microscope

Description
This is a simple compound monocular with push-tube focus, hinged joint, square stage, sub-stage mirror, and square base. It comes with slides and apparatus for simple chemical experiments. The box reads “MECCANO / MICROSCOPE / SET / with Polaroid Junior . . . The Meccano Company of American, Inc. / 290 Fifth Avenue New York, N.Y. U.S.A.”
Frank Hornby, of Liverpool, introduced the first Meccano construction sets in 1901. Meccano microscope sets were available by the 1930s.
Ref: M. P. Gould, Frank Hornby: The Boy who made $1,000,000 with a Toy (1915).
Location
Currently not on view
maker
Meccano
Physical Description
plastic (overall material)
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
paper (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10.2 cm x 25.4 cm x 45.7 cm; 4 1/32 in x 10 in x 18 in
ID Number
1992.0508.01
catalog number
1992.0508.01
accession number
1992.0508
Credit Line
William H. Yeingst
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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