Edward Bausch, a son of one of the founders of Bausch & Lomb, made this microscope in 1868 when he was but 14 years old. It is a compound monocular with inclination joint, sub-stage mirror, and Y-shaped base; the original square stage has been broken off.

Ref: Donald L. Padgitt, A Short History of the Early American Microscopes (London, 1975), pp. 88-89.

Date Made: 1868

Maker: Bausch & Lomb

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Rochester

Subject: Science & Scientific Instruments


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Credit Line: Bausch & Lomb Optical Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-12188Accession Number: 272522Catalog Number: M-12188

Object Name: microscope

Physical Description: brass (overall material)glass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 in; 20.32 cm x 8.89 cm x 7.62 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-307a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1172332

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