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Description
This is a compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, double nosepiece, large square stage covered with vulcanite, inclination joint, sub-stage mirror on moveable arm, horseshoe base, and wooden box with extra objectives. The “E. LEITZ WETZLAR / No 28939” inscription indicates a date of 1893.
William Rush Dunton, Jr. (1868-1966) acquired this microscope in 1894, after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School and before beginning a residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Dunton later promoted physical therapy for psychiatric patients, and called attention to his familial connections with Benjamin Rush, Philadelphia physician and signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1894
maker
Ernst Leitz
place made
Deutschland: Hessen, Wetzlar
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 29.3 cm x 8.8 cm x 14.8 cm; 11 17/32 in x 3 15/32 in x 5 13/16 in
ID Number
MG.M-13883.02
accession number
300972
catalog number
M-13883.02
Credit Line
Mrs. Edward Furst
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Microscopes
Science & Mathematics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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