This compound monocular is a Bausch & Lomb Model BH8 with coarse and fine adjustment, triple nosepiece, square stage with mechanism for moving the specimen, inclination joint, sub-stage condenser, sub-stage mirror, U-shaped base, and wooden box. The inscriptions on the base read “BAUSCH & LOMB OPTICAL CO. / ROCHESTER, N.Y. 30441” and “BLS.” The inscription on the stage reads “BAUSCH & LOMB OPTICAL CO. / Rochester, N.Y. / Patented Aug. 24, ’97.”
Ref: Bausch & Lomb, Microscopes and Accessories (Rochester, N.Y., 1914), pp. 32-33.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1912
Bausch & Lomb
Physical Description
wood (case material)
metal (microscope material)
brass (microscope material)
glass (microscope material)
microscope: 34.8 cm x 10.3 cm x 14.5 cm; 13 11/16 in x 4 1/16 in x 5 11/16 in
case: 38 cm x 18.1 cm x 21.2 cm; 14 15/16 in x 7 1/8 in x 8 3/8 in
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Science & Scientific Instruments
Science & Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Roy Edward Clark, Jr.

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