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.
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Object Name
date made
early 19th century
Physical Description
glass (microscope material)
metal (case material)
velvet (case material)
wood (case material)
brass (microscope material)
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
catalog number
accession number
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Science & Mathematics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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