Microscope

Description
This compound monocular suitable for student use has coarse and fine focus, trunnion, square mechanical stage, Lister limb with support for sub-stage mirror, and Y-shaped base. The “Baker / 244 High Holborn / LONDON 1” inscription on the base refers to Charles Baker, a prolific instrument maker who began in business in 1851.
This may have been used by John Bernard Smith (1858-1912), a lawyer who, in 1884, became an assistant to J. V. Riley, entomologist at the U.S.D.A. Smith became Prof. of Entomology at Rutgers College and entomologist at the New Jersey Agricultural College Experiment Station, in 1889. He was known especially for his work with mosquito eradication.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
ca 1850-1900
maker
Baker, Charles
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 40.4 cm x 17.3 cm x 16.6 cm; 15 7/8 in x 6 13/16 in x 6 9/16 in
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
MG*327632
accession number
268279
catalog number
327632
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
Credit Line
Rutgers University, Department of Physics

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