This is a compound monocular with sliding tube for coarse adjustment, micrometer screw for fine focus, inclination joint, rectangular stage covered with vulcanized rubber, sub-stage iris diaphragm, sub-stage mirror, horseshoe base, and wooden box with extra lenses. The inscription on the base reads “Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. / NEW YORK ROCHESTER, N.Y. CHICAGO.” The 24845 serial number indicates a date of around 1896. Bausch & Lomb termed this stand a Continental B; this example is of the simplest form.
Ref: Bausch & Lomb, Microscopes and Accessories (Rochester and New York, 1895), pp. 4-5.
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Object Name
date made
ca 1896
Bausch & Lomb
Physical Description
metal (case material)
velvet (case material)
brass (microscope material)
glass (microscope material)
metal (microscope material)
wood (case material)
case: 36.7 cm x 18.4 cm x 20.1 cm; 14 7/16 in x 7 1/4 in x 7 15/16 in
microscope: 27.9 cm x 10.5 cm x 14.6 cm; 11 in x 4 1/8 in x 5 3/4 in
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Science & Scientific Instruments
Science & Mathematics
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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