Microscope

Description
This is a small compound monocular with sub-stage mirror, and inscription on the base reading “New Gem Microscope / Bausch & Lomb.” The form, widely advertised in popular magazines in the 1930s, was said to be “so simple that a bright twelve year old can operate it.” The microscope now sits on a wooden base made in the Museum.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
ca 1930
maker
Bausch & Lomb
Physical Description
metal (microscope material)
wood (base material)
glass (microscope material)
Measurements
microscope: 22.2 cm x 5 cm x 7.6 cm; 8 3/4 in x 1 15/16 in x 3 in
base: 2.6 cm x 19.5 cm; 1 in x 7 11/16 in
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
ID Number
MG*M-09797
accession number
223721
catalog number
M-9797
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Microscopes
Science & Mathematics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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