Microscope

Description
This Continental Model B is a compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, rectangular black stage, inclination joint, sub-stage diaphram, adjustable sub-stage mirror bar (the mirror is missing), and horseshoe base. The inscription on the stage reads “BAUSCH & LOMB / OPTICAL CO.” The form was introduced in the early 1890s and, being relatively inexpensive, was soon used by many high school and college students.
Ref: Bausch & Lomb, Microscopes, Microtomes, Apparatus for Photo-Micrography, and Bacteriology (Rochester, N.Y., 1896), pp. 18-19.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1892
maker
Bausch & Lomb
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 34.8 cm x 10 cm x 12.6 cm; 13 11/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 4 15/16 in
ID Number
MG.M-12197
accession number
272522
catalog number
M-12197
Credit Line
Bausch & Lomb Optical Company
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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