Microscope

Description
This is a compound monocular with push-pull and fine focus, circular stage, sub-stage polarizer, sub-stage mirror, and black horseshoe base. The “R. Fuess Berlin” inscription refers to Rudolph Fuess (1838-1917), an optical instrument maker who opened a workshop in Berlin in 1865 and who, in the mid-1870s, began making microscopes to the specifications of Karl Heinrich Rosenbusch, professor of geology at Heidelberg University and early proponent of petrographic microscopy. Fuess moved to Steglitz (a suburb of Berlin) in 1891.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
1880-1891
maker
R. Fuess
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 36.6 cm x 9.3 cm x 12.1 cm; 14 7/16 in x 3 11/16 in x 4 3/4 in
place made
Deutschland: Berlin, Berlin
ID Number
MG*328760
accession number
308252
catalog number
328760
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Microscopes
Science & Mathematics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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