Microscope

Description
This is a compound monocular with cardboard tubes, the outer one covered with fish skin. The fittings, three legs, stage, base and support for sub-stage mirror are wood. The eyepiece is horn. A Bonnani spring holds the slides in place. The “JFF” inscription on the bottom of the base refers to an apparently prolific craftsman, probably from Nuremberg.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
ca 1800
Physical Description
wood (overall material)
glass (overall material)
paper (overall material)
horn (overall material)
brown (overall color)
green (overall color)
black (overall color)
Measurements
average spatial: 32.4 cm x 12 cm; 12 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in
place made
Deutschland: Bayern, Nuremberg
ID Number
MG*M-12319
accession number
281267
catalog number
M-12319
281267.04
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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