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Description
This Bausch & Lomb Continental is a heavy compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, triple nosepiece, trunnion, circular mechanical stage, and Lister limb with elaborate sub-stage condenser and sub-stage mirror. The inscriptions on the horseshoe base read “Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. / NEW YORK ROCHESTER CHICAGO” and “25908.”
The florid inscription on the tube reads “G. V. BLACK / Presented / by the CLASS OF ’99 / and / The Alumni Association of the Northwestern University / DENTAL SOCIETY / March 1899.” Greene Vardiman Black (1836-1915) was the second dean of the Northwestern University Dental School.
Ref: Bausch & Lomb, Microscopes, Microtomes, and Apparatus for Photo-Micrography (Rochester, N.Y., 1896), pp. 26-27.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1899
maker
Bausch & Lomb
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
wood (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 15 3/4 in x 8 7/16 in x 9 1/16 in; 40.005 cm x 21.43125 cm x 23.01875 cm
ID Number
MG.M-11505
catalog number
M-11505
accession number
263971
catalog number
263971.01
Credit Line
Mrs. George L. Dreman
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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