Microscope

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope, in box
Microscope
date made
1870-1885
associated person
Pasteur, Louis
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
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
2005.0182.9
catalog number
2005.0182.9
accession number
2005.0182
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Microscopes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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