Microscope

Description
This compound monocular is a Spencer Model 44 with coarse and fine focus, large square stage, triple nosepiece, trunnion, sub-stage diaphragm, sub-stage mirror, horseshoe base, and leatherette box. The inscription reads “SPENCER / BUFFALO / U.S.A.” The 84908 serial number indicates a date of 1923. This belonged to Vane Morgan Hoge (1902-1970), a physician with the U.S. Public Health Service. It dates from his time as a student at the Jefferson Medical School.
Ref: Spencer Lens Co., Microscopes and Microscope Accessories (Buffalo, N.Y., 1920), Section 1, pp. 1-5.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
1923
maker
Spencer Lens Company
Measurements
case: 8 5/8 in x 12 5/8 in x 6 3/4 in; 21.9075 cm x 32.0675 cm x 17.145 cm
microscope: 11 1/2 in x 4 3/8 in x 6 1/8 in; 29.21 cm x 11.1125 cm x 15.5575 cm
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
ID Number
MG*321702.01
accession number
321702
catalog number
321702.01
serial number
84908
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
Microscopes
Science & Mathematics
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Microscopes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Mrs. Vane M. Hoge
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