Microscope

Description
This is a simple dissecting microscope with rack-and-pinion, moveable lens carrier, large glass stage, sub-stage mirror, and wooden case. The inscription reads “E. Leitz Wetzlar / New - York / 411. W. 59. Str.”
Ludwig Leitz and William Krafft, both of Wetzlar, came to the United States in 1893, and Krafft began in business as a microscope importer at 30 E. 23rd St., New York. The firm became Ernst Leitz Microscopes at that address in 1903, and moved to 411 W. 59th St. in 1904.
Ref: Ernst Leitz, Microscopes and Accessory Apparatus (Wetzlar, 1907), pp. 82-83.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
early 20th century
maker
Ernst Leitz
Physical Description
brass (microscope material)
glass (microscope material)
metal (case material)
velvet (case material)
metal (microscope material)
wood (case material)
Measurements
microscope: 22.5 cm x 10 cm x 14 cm; 8 7/8 in x 3 15/16 in x 5 1/2 in
case: 13.9 cm x 24.6 cm x 17.5 cm; 5 1/2 in x 9 11/16 in x 6 7/8 in
place made
Deutschland: Hessen, Wetzlar
ID Number
2009.0116.07
catalog number
2009.0116.07
accession number
2009.0116
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Science & Mathematics
Microscopes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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