This is a compound monocular with several objectives, and a sub-stage mirror that fits onto one leg of the trileg base. The whole fits into a wooden case covered with leather.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
mid 19th century
Physical Description
glass (microscope material)
leather (case material)
velvet (case material)
metal (case material)
glass (disjoint parts material)
ivory (disjoint parts material)
metal (disjoint parts material)
brass (microscope material)
wood (case material)
brass (disjoint parts material)
case: 6.8 cm x 26.9 cm x 17.5 cm; 2 11/16 in x 10 9/16 in x 6 7/8 in
overall: 27.2 cm x 17.2 cm x 10.8 cm; 10 11/16 in x 6 3/4 in x 4 1/4 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Science & Mathematics
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Worchester Polytechnic Institute, Department of Physics
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