Microscope

Description
This is a compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, rectangular stage, trunion, sub-stage mirror, tri-leg base, and wooden case with drawers and accessories. The “Dancer / Optician / Manchester” inscription refers John Benjamin Dancer (1812-1887), an English optical instrument maker who was, perhaps, best known for his work with microphotographs.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
mid 19th century
maker
Dancer, John B.
Physical Description
brass (microscope material)
glass (microscope material)
metal (case material)
ivory (case material)
wood (case material)
wood (microscope material)
Measurements
case: 35.7 cm x 20.7 cm x 19.8 cm; 14 1/16 in x 8 1/8 in x 7 13/16 in
microscope: 33.1 cm x 17.4 cm x 17.6 cm; 13 1/16 in x 6 7/8 in x 6 15/16 in
place made
United Kingdom: England, Manchester, Manchester
ID Number
MG*M-12162
accession number
271986
catalog number
M-12162
subject
Microscopes
Science & Mathematics
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Microscopes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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