Microscope

Description
This Bausch & Lomb Continental BB is a compound monocular with rack-and-pinion, inclination joint, triple nosepiece, square stage, sub-stage diaphragm, sub-stage mirror, horseshoe base, and wooden box. The inscription on the base reads “Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. / ROCHESTER, N.Y.” The 56833 serial number indicates a date around 1905.
Ref: Bausch & Lomb, Microscopes and Accessories (Rochester, 1900), pp. 34-35.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
1905
maker
Bausch & Lomb
Physical Description
brass (microscope material)
glass (microscope material)
textile (case material)
metal (microscope material)
wood (case material)
Measurements
microscope: 28.8 cm x 10.7 cm x 14.7 cm; 11 5/16 in x 4 3/16 in x 5 13/16 in
case: 37.4 cm x 16.4 cm x 22.3 cm; 14 3/4 in x 6 7/16 in x 8 3/4 in
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
ID Number
2009.0116.04
accession number
2009.0116
catalog number
2009.0116.04
serial number
56883
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
Science & Mathematics
Microscopes
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Microscopes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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