This unusual compound monocular fits into and stands on a wooden box. The tube is supported by two poles, one at either side. Focusing is achieved by moving the stage relative to the optics rather than vice versa. It is similar to but slightly larger than MG*281267.11.1. It belonged to Thomas Jefferson Boynton (1830-1872), a Federal Court judge at Key West, Florida.

Date Made: nineteenth century

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Science & Scientific Instruments

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Credit Line: Gift of C. D. Gull

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1987.0556.01.2Catalog Number: 1987.0556.01.2Accession Number: 1987.0556

Object Name: MicroscopeOther Terms: Microscope; Monocular

Physical Description: metal, brass (overall material)hard rubber (overall material)glass (overall material)Measurements: average spatial: 24.1 cm x 11.2 cm x 8.1 cm; 9 1/2 in x 4 7/16 in x 3 3/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-9f9c-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1122274

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