Microscope

Description
This dissecting microscope is a Spencer Model 82 with simple lens, rack-and-pinion focus, square glass stage, sub-stage mirror, U-shaped base and wooden box. The inscription reads “SPENCER / BUFFALO / USA.” There is no serial number.
This was used by Chevalier Q. Jackson (1865-1958), an important American physician and laryngologist. Dr. Jackson’s granddaughter gave it to the Smithsonian.
Ref: Spencer Lens Co., Catalog of Spencer Microscopes, Microtomes and Accessories (Buffalo, 1920), p. 59.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
early 20th century
maker
Spencer Lens Company
Physical Description
fabric (case material)
glass (microscope material)
metal (microscope material)
wood (case material)
Measurements
microscope: 16.3 cm x 10.8 cm x 13.3 cm; 6 7/16 in x 4 1/4 in x 5 1/4 in
case: 18.5 cm x 13.7 cm x 16.3 cm; 7 5/16 in x 5 3/8 in x 6 7/16 in
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
ID Number
MG*300428.321
accession number
300428
catalog number
300428.321
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
Joan Jackson Bugbee
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