Microscope

Description
This is a compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, triple nosepiece, circular mechanical stage, inclination joint, sub-stage apparatus with condenser, and sub-stage mirror. The inscription on the black curvaceous base reads “ERNST LEITZ / WETZLAR / No 237868.” The serial number indicates a date around 1926. Leitz offered this as a “Medium-Sized Research Microscope” that it incorporated the fine adjustment mechanism developed and patented by August Bauer.
Ref: Ernst Leitz, Leitz Microscopes (New York, 1929), pp. 66-67.
August Bauer, “Microscope,” U.S. Patent 1,429,577 (1922).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
ca 1926
maker
Ernst Leitz
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 34.4 cm x 12.8 cm x 15.7 cm; 13 9/16 in x 5 1/16 in x 6 3/16 in
place made
Deutschland: Hessen, Wetzlar
ID Number
2009.0116.13
catalog number
2009.0116.13
accession number
2009.0116
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Science & Mathematics
Microscopes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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