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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
date made
1872-1881
maker
Swift, James
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
ID Number
MG.302606.255
catalog number
302606.255
accession number
302606
Credit Line
Gift of The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland
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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