Microscope

Description
Barbara McClintock (1902-1992), the cytogeneticist who won the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, used this wide field binocular to examine the morphological mutations in kernels of corn. It is a model AKW with drum nosepiece, rack-and-pinion, and square glass stage. The inscriptions read “BAUSCH / & LOMB/ OPT. CO.” and “PAT. 1,622,350.”
Ref: John C. Sabel, “Binocular Microscope,” U.S. Patent 1,622,350 (March 29, 1927).
Bausch & Lomb, Scientific Instruments (Rochester, N.Y., 1939), pp. 57-58.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1927
maker
Bausch & Lomb
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
ID Number
1993.0074.01.1
accession number
1993.0074
catalog number
1993.0074.01.1
Credit Line
Carnegie Institution of Washington
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
Philanthropy
Philanthropy
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Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences
Science & Mathematics
Microscopes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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