Microscope

Description
Simon Flexner (1863-1946), a noted physician, scientist, and scientific administrator, used this microscope at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York, an organization of which he served, for many years, as the founding director.
This is a compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, inclination joint, large square stage, sub-stage illuminating apparatus, sub-stage mirror, and wooden box with extra objectives. The inscription on the horseshoe base reads “E. LEITZ WETZLAR / No 75045.” The serial number indicates a date of around 1903.
Ref: Ernst Leitz, Microscopes and Accessory Apparatus (Wetzlar, 1903), pp. xxx.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
ca 1903
maker
Ernst Leitz
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
case: 13 7/16 in x 7 in x 7 1/4 in; 34.13125 cm x 17.78 cm x 18.415 cm
place made
Deutschland: Hessen, Wetzlar
ID Number
MG*M-09353
accession number
224610
catalog number
M-09353
224610.05
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
Science & Mathematics
Microscopes
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Microscopes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Rockefeller Institute through Dr. Detlev W. Bronk, President

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