Microscope

Description
This is a compound monocular with condenser lens on a folding arm, micrometer screw adjustment, inclination joint, rectangular stage, sub-stage mirror, and V-shaped base. The “S. PLOESSL & CIE / WEIN” inscription refers to Simon Plössl (1794-1868), an accomplished optician in Vienna. The firm he founded in 1823 was still in business in the 1870s.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
mid 19th century
maker
Plossl, Simon
place made
Hapsburg Empire: Austria-Hungary, Vienna
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 1/2 in x 4 1/8 in x 5 1/2 in; 26.67 cm x 10.4775 cm x 13.97 cm
ID Number
MG.256202.04
accession number
256202
catalog number
M-10900
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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