Microscope

Description (Brief)
This is a compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, inclination joint, and horseshoe base. The stage has been customized for reading spectrographs and measuring the distance from one line to another. The “E. Hartnack & A. Prazmowski / Rue Bonaparte 1 / Paris” inscription on the tube refers to a French microscope firm that was in business, as such, from 1870 to 1885.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1870-1878
maker
E. Hartnack & A. Prazmowski
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 11 in x 8 5/16 in x 5 in; 27.94 cm x 21.11375 cm x 12.7 cm
ID Number
1980.0318.08
catalog number
1980.0318.8
accession number
1980.0318
Credit Line
Vassar College
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Optics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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