Small compound monocular microscope with square stage, sub-stage mirror, horseshoe base, and wooden box with extra lenses. The “C. VERICK / PARIS” inscription refers to Constant Verick, a microscope maker who described himself as a “special student” of Edmund Hartnack after Hartnack moved from Paris to Potsdam in 1870. Verick’s son-in-law, Maurice Stiassnie, took charge of Verick’s shop in 1882, and changed the name a few years later. The serial number “3227” appears in the small box holding extra objectives.

This may have been used in Louis Pasteur’s laboratory in Paris.

Date Made: 1870-1885

Associated Person: Pasteur, LouisMaker: Verick, ConstantVerick, Constant

Location: Currently on loan

Place Made: France: Île-de-France, Paris

Subject: Science & Scientific Instruments


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Credit Line: from the Burndy Library through Bern Dibner

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2005.0182.9Catalog Number: 2005.0182.9Accession Number: 2005.0182

Object Name: microscope

Physical Description: brass (overall material)glass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 4 1/2 in x 10 3/4 in x 6 in; 11.43 cm x 27.305 cm x 15.24 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-c2ac-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1294149

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