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Description
The Spencer Lens co. was established, as such, in 1893, and introduced its Continental Stand No. 1 in 1896. This was a compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, triple nosepiece, large square stage faced with hard rubber, inclination joint, sub-stage diaphragm, sub-stage mirror, and horseshoe base. The instrument was brass; the base was black. This example is of that sort. The inscription on the tube reads “SPENCER LENS CO. / BUFFALO, N.Y. U.S.A.” The 1225 serial number indicates an early date. The eyepiece is missing.
Ref: Spencer Lens Co., Price List of Optical Instruments (Buffalo, N.Y., 1896).
Location
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1896
maker
Spencer Lens Company
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
United States: New York, Buffalo
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
iron (overall material)
ID Number
1995.0308.06
catalog number
1995.0308.06
accession number
1995.0308
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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