Microscope

Description
This is a particularly heavy compound binocular with quadruple nosepiece, rectangular mechanical stage, inclination joint, sub-stage condenser, sub-stage mirror, and U-shaped base. The inscription reads “AO / SPENCER.” The 170751 serial number indicates a date of around 1941.
This was owned by Oscar W. Richards (1902-1988), biologist and microscopist.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope objective
microscope
date made
ca 1941
maker
Spencer Lens Company
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
ID Number
1986.0500.178
accession number
1986.0500
catalog number
1986.0500.178
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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