This is a small compound monocular with square stage, sub-stage mirror, horseshoe base, and wooden box with extra lenses. The “C. VERICK / PARIS” inscription refers to Constant Verick, a microscope maker who described himself as a “special student” of Edmund Hartnack after Hartnack moved from Paris to Potsdam in 1870. Verick’s son-in-law, Maurice Stiassnie, took charge of Verick’s shop in 1882, and changed the name a few years later. The serial number “3227” appears in the small box holding extra objectives.
This may have been used in Louis Pasteur’s laboratory in Paris.
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope, in box
date made
associated person
Pasteur, Louis
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
glass (overall material)
overall: 4 1/2 in x 10 3/4 in x 6 in; 11.43 cm x 27.305 cm x 15.24 cm
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
from the Burndy Library through Bern Dibner

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