This is an example of the Stand 4 that Zeiss introduced in the early twentieth century. It is a compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, triple nosepiece, circular stage, trunnion, sub-stage diaphragm and condenser, sub-stage mirror, horseshoe base, and wooden box with three extra lenses. The inscription on the eye tube reads “CARL ZEISS / JENA / NO 29291.” Those on the stage read “CARL ZEISS / JENA” and “GERMANY” and “1200.”
Ref: Carl Zeiss, Zeiss Microscopes and Microscopical Accessories (Jena, 1906), pp. 52-53.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1910
Zeiss, Carl
Physical Description
metal (case material)
velvet (case material)
brass (microscope material)
glass (microscope material)
wood (case material)
metal (microscope material)
case: 36.8 cm x 20.8 cm x 19.9 cm; 14 1/2 in x 8 3/16 in x 7 13/16 in
microscope: 32.3 cm x 10.6 cm x 17.8 cm; 12 11/16 in x 4 3/16 in x 7 in
Place Made
Deutschland: Thüringen, Jena
ID Number
accession number
catalog 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
Division of Marine Invertebrates, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
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