Microscope

Description
This is a stereo dissecting instrument that, with prisms in each side, gives an erect image of objects on the large glass stage. The inscription on the eyepiece reads “E. LEITZ / WETZLAR / 202329.” The serial number indicates a date of 1921. The wooden box holds extra lenses. There is also a Smithsonian property tag.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
1921
maker
Ernst Leitz
Physical Description
glass (microscope material)
metal (microscope material)
wood (case material)
Measurements
microscope: 27.6 cm x 10.7 cm x 15 cm; 10 7/8 in x 4 3/16 in x 5 7/8 in
case: 32.5 cm x 19.7 cm x 23.5 cm; 12 13/16 in x 7 3/4 in x 9 1/4 in
place made
Germany
ID Number
MG*M-11516
accession number
260035
catalog number
M-11516
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
Division of Marine Invertebrates, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution

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