Microscope

Description
This is a compound monocular with rack-and-pinion for coarse adjustment, micrometer screw for fine adjustment, trunion, mechanical stage, and Lister limb holding a polarizing prism and a sub-stage mirror. The base is a reverse V. The “PIKE / MAKER / 518 Broadway / NEW YORK / No. 121” inscription refers to a family of English immigrants, some of whom were at this address from the mid-1850s to the mid-1870s.
With this instrument there is a set of tubes and eyepieces for a compound binocular.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1850-1875
maker
Pike, Jr., Benjamin
place made
United States: New York, New York
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15 in x 19 in x 23 in; 38.1 cm x 48.26 cm x 58.42 cm
overall; microscope: 10 7/16 in x 7 3/4 in x 15 1/2 in; 26.51125 cm x 19.685 cm x 39.37 cm
overall; scope: 2 1/4 in x 9 5/8 in x 3 in; 5.715 cm x 24.4475 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
PH.336595
catalog number
336595
accession number
1978.0511
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Physical Sciences
Microscopes
Science & Mathematics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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