Microscope

Description
This is a heavy compound monocular with push-pull focus, square stage, sub-stage aperture ring, sub-stage mirror, and tri-leg base. The “Lerebours Opticien / Place du Pont Neuf N. 13 / à Paris” inscription on the tube refers to the firm begun by Noël Marie Lerebours (1762-1840) and continued by his son, Noël Marie Paymal Lerebours (1807–1873). This was purchased for the U.S. Military Academy in 1829. That was one year before the first achromatic microscope lenses were produced, in England.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
1829
maker
Lerebours
Measurements
overall: 15 5/16 in x 8 3/4 in x 16 in; 38.89375 cm x 22.225 cm x 40.64 cm
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris
ID Number
MG*M-09792
catalog number
M-09792
accession number
217544
catalog number
217544.02
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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