Microscope

Description
This is a Spencer Universal Binocular Model 56 with coarse and fine focus, triple revolving nosepiece, large rectangular stage, sub-stage mirror, and U-shaped base. The inscription reads “SPENCER / BUFFALO / USA.” The form was introduced in 1929. The 113271 serial number on this example indicates a date of 1933.
Ref: Spencer Lens Co. ad in Journal of Parasitology 15 (June 1929).
Spencer Lens Co., Catalog of the More Popular Spencer Microscopes, Microtomes, Delineascopes, Optical Measuring Instruments and Accessories (Buffalo, 1930), p. 35. 35,
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
1933
maker
Spencer Lens Company
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 33.8 cm x 13 cm x 20.5 cm; 13 5/16 in x 5 1/8 in x 8 1/16 in
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
ID Number
1978.2222.01
catalog number
1978.2222.01
accession number
1978.2222
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
Ronald Gordon

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