Microscope

Description
This is a Continental model AB of the sort that Bausch & Lomb introduced in the 1890s. It is a compound monocular with micrometer screw for fine focus, square stage, and sub-stage mirror. The inscription on the black horseshoe base reads “BAUSCH & LOMB OPTICAL Co. / ROCHESTER, N.Y. NEW YORK CITY.” The objective is missing. The 37718 serial number indicates a date of 1902.
Ref: Bausch & Lomb, Microscopes and Accessories (Rochester, N.Y., 1900), pp. 26-27.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
ca 1902
maker
Bausch & Lomb
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
brass (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 1/4 in x 3 3/16 in x 4 5/8 in; 26.035 cm x 8.09625 cm x 11.7475 cm
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
ID Number
MG*M-12203
accession number
272522
catalog number
M-12203
272522.18
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
Bausch & Lomb Optical Company

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