Microscope

Description
This is a drum microscope with push-pull focus, rectangular stage with screws at either side, bullseye lens on a brass arm attached to the stage, and mirror in the cylindrical base. The “Maison de / l’Ingr. Chevallier Opten / Place du Pont-Neuf, 15 / Paris” inscription refers to Jean Gabriel August Chevallier (1778-1848), an important French optician who sold various microscopes, and whose shop was continued, by his son-in-law, well into the 1870s.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
mid 19th century
maker
Chevallier, Jean-Gabrielle-Augustin
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 12 in x 3.25 cm; 30.48 cm x 1 1/4 in
ID Number
MG.256202.02
catalog number
M-10898
256202.02
accession number
256202
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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