Microscope

Description
This is a compound monocular that was probably made in England in the early years of the nineteenth century. It has a square stage that is moved up and down by rack-and-pinion, and so designed that a slide would be held between its top and bottom plates. There is also a sub-stage mirror, inclination joint just above the tri-leg base, and wooden case lined with velvet.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
early 19th century
Physical Description
glass (microscope material)
metal (case material)
velvet (case material)
wood (case material)
brass (microscope material)
Measurements
case: 6.9 cm x 28.8 cm x 15.8 cm; 2 11/16 in x 11 5/16 in x 6 1/4 in
microscope: 40 cm x 22.6 cm x 16.3 cm; 15 3/4 in x 8 7/8 in x 6 7/16 in
ID Number
2009.0116.14
catalog number
2009.0116.14
accession number
2009.0116
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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