Microscope

Description
This is a compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, triple nosepiece, large square stage covered with vulcanite, inclination joint, sub-stage condenser and iris diaphragm, sub-stage mirror, and horseshoe base. The inscription reads “Ernst Leitz / Wetzlar / No. 236232.” The serial number indicates a date in the mid-1920s.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
mid 1920s
maker
Ernst Leitz
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
brass (overall material)
glass (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
black (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 30 cm x 12.4 cm x 28 cm; 11 13/16 in x 4 7/8 in x 11 1/32 in
place made
Deutschland: Hessen, Wetzlar
ID Number
MG*M-11514
accession number
260035
catalog number
M-11514
subject
Science & Mathematics
Microscopes
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Microscopes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Division of Marine Invertebrates, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
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