Microscope

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
Object Name
microscope
date made
ca 1883
maker
Ernst Leitz
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
place made
Deutschland: Hessen, Wetzlar
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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