Microscope

Description
This compound monocular has two stage holders, a sub-stage mirror, a folding tripod foot, and an inscription that reads “DELEBARRE / 1799 / Onderdewyngaart Canzius / Confecit / DELFT.” The form designed in 1770 by Louis F. Dellebarre (1726-1805), a French scientist who spent some time in the Netherlands. This example was made by Jacob Hendrik Onderdewyngaart Canzius (1771-1838), a lawyer who ran an instrument shop in Delft from 1797 to 1810.
Ref: Peter de Clerq, “J. H. Onderdewijngaart Canzius, instrument manufacturer and museum director,” Bulletin of the Scientific Instrument Society 49 (1996): 22-24.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
1799
maker
Dellebarre, Louis Francoise
Measurements
base: 12 7/16 in x 8 5/8 in x 8 5/8 in; 31.59125 cm x 21.9075 cm x 21.9075 cm
microscope tube: 7 5/8 in x 2.3125 cm; 19.3675 cm x 15/16 in
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
ID Number
MG*M-12321
accession number
281267
catalog number
M-12321
281267.06
subject
Microscopes
Science & Mathematics
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Microscopes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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