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Description
This low power binocular is a Spencer Model 55 with rack and pinion focus on the body and fine focus in the eyepieces, rotating triple nosepiece, large rectangular stage with adjustable diaphragm, large sub-stage mirror, and wooden case. The inscription reads “SPENCER / BUFFALO / U.S.A.” The 129614 serial number indicates a date of 1934.
Ref: Spencer Lens Co., Low Power Binocular Microscopes (Buffalo, 1935), p. 6.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1934
maker
Spencer Lens Company
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
steel (overall material)
glass (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
black (overall color)
wood (case material)
metal (case material)
steel (case material)
cloth (case material)
Measurements
overall: 32.5 cm x 20.2 cm; 12 25/32 in x 7 15/16 in
case: 41 cm x 21 cm x 24.2 cm; 16 5/32 in x 8 9/32 in x 9 17/32 in
ID Number
MG.M-11418 [dup1]
accession number
260035
catalog number
M-11418
260035.01.02
Credit Line
Division of Marine Invertebrates, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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