Microscope

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
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)
Measurements
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
1988.0023.01
catalog number
1988.0023.01
accession number
1988.0023
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
Worchester Polytechnic Institute, Department of Physics
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