Microscope

Description
This simple instrument—consisting of a brass cylinder that supports an eyepiece on a horizontal arm, a circular stage, and a sub-stage mirror—stands on and fits into a wooden box small enough to fit in one’s pocket. François-Vincent Raspail (1794-1878), a French scientist and politician, designed the form in the 1820s. In this example, the stage and mirror are missing. The “DELEUIL” inscription refers to an important instrument house in Paris that was established by Louis Joseph Deleuil (1805-1862) and continued by his son, Jean Adrien Deleuil (1825-1894).
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
19th century
maker
Deleuil, Jean Adrien
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in x 4 1/8 in x 7 3/16 in; 3.175 cm x 10.4775 cm x 18.25625 cm
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
ID Number
MG*163004.02
catalog number
M-9783
163004.02
accession number
163004
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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