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
date made
ca 1926
maker
Ernst Leitz
place made
Deutschland: Hessen, Wetzlar
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
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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