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Description
This is a compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, inclination joint, large square stage, sub-stage diaphragm, sub-stage mirror, horseshoe base, and wooden box with extra lenses. The inscription reads “E. LEITZ WETZLAR / No. 7630.” The serial number indicates a date around 1885. The accompanying instructions are dated 1883. A second brochure describes the mechanical stage in German, English, French and Spanish.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1883
maker
Ernst Leitz
place made
Deutschland: Hessen, Wetzlar
Physical Description
metal (case material)
velvet (case material)
brass (microscope material)
glass (microscope material)
wood (case material)
metal (microscope material)
Measurements
case: 12.8 cm x 31.2 cm x 20 cm; 5 1/16 in x 12 5/16 in x 7 7/8 in
microscope: 26.6 cm x 10.2 cm x 13.1 cm; 10 1/2 in x 4 in x 5 3/16 in
ID Number
MG.M-12957
catalog number
M-12957
accession number
287618
catalog number
287618.01
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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