Compound monocular with rack-and-pinion focus, inclination joint, and tri-leg base. The stage is missing as is the sub-stage mirror. The “Improved Compound Microscope BY ABRAHAM LIVERPOOL” inscription on one foot refers to a Liverpool instrument firm that was in business from 1817 to 1860. Philip Carpenter, a London optician, described a similar microscope in 1825.

Ref: Philip Carpenter, A Description of Carpenter’s Improved Compound Microscope for Opake & Transparent Objects (London, 1825).

Date Made: 1830-1840

Maker: Abraham

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, Liverpool, Liverpool

Subject: Science & Scientific Instruments


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Credit Line: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.302606.256Accession Number: 302606Catalog Number: 302606.256

Object Name: microscopeOther Terms: microscope; Compound

Physical Description: brass (overall material)metal (overall material)glass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 40.8 cm x 22.3 cm x 17.4 cm; 16 1/16 in x 8 3/4 in x 6 7/8 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-969d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1121495

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