Microscope

Description
This is a compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, triple nosepiece, mechanical stage, inclination joint, sub-stage mirror, and tri-leg base. The inscription reads “MCINTOSH / BATTERY AND / OPTICAL CO. / CHICAGO” and “Pat. Mar. 13, 1882” and “829.” The three objectives are by Bausch & Lomb.
Lyman McIntosh (d. 1892) was an American physician and entrepreneur whose firm made and marketed microscopes, lanterns, and medical electrical devices.
This belonged, in turn, to Charles Caldwell, president of the Chicago Surgical Society; John Kerrigan, Sr., a Chicago physician; Dr. Lee Kerrigan; and Dr. Robert J. Frost.
Ref: Lyman D. McIntosh, “Microscope,” U.S. Patent 273,752 (March 13, 1883).
McIntosh Battery and Optical Co., Catalogue (Chicago, 1890).
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1890
maker
McIntosh Battery and Optical Company
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 40.1 cm x 17.5 cm x 22.2 cm; 15 13/16 in x 6 7/8 in x 8 3/4 in
ID Number
1984.1074.01
catalog number
1984.1074.01
accession number
1984.1074
Credit Line
Dr. Robert J. Frost
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Science & Mathematics
Microscopes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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