Microscope

Description
This is a compound binocular with coarse and fine focus, inter-ocular adjustment, trunnion, square mechanical stage, sub-stage diaphragm, and Lister limb with sub-stage mirror. The “J. SWIFT / 43 University St. / London. W.C.” inscription refers to James Swift, a microscope maker who began in business on his own in 1857, and worked at that address from 1872-1881.
Ref: G. L’E. Turner, The Great Age of the Microscope (Bristol, 1989), pp. 184-190.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
1872-1881
maker
Swift, James
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
MG*302606.255
catalog number
302606.255
accession number
302606
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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