This Continental Model B is a compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, rectangular black stage, inclination joint, sub-stage diaphram, adjustable sub-stage mirror bar (the mirror is missing), and horseshoe base. The inscription on the stage reads “BAUSCH & LOMB / OPTICAL CO.” The form was introduced in the early 1890s and, being relatively inexpensive, was soon used by many high school and college students.

Ref: Bausch & Lomb, Microscopes, Microtomes, Apparatus for Photo-Micrography, and Bacteriology (Rochester, N.Y., 1896), pp. 18-19.

Date Made: ca 1892

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-12197Accession Number: 272522Catalog Number: M-12197

Object Name: microscope

Physical Description: metal (overall material)glass (overall material)brass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 34.8 cm x 10 cm x 12.6 cm; 13 11/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 4 15/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-308f-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1172341

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