Compound monocular microscope with a push-pull focus, square stage, sub-stage mirror, circular base, and a “GUNDLACH MANHATTAN OPTICAL CO.” inscription. That firm was formed in 1902 when the Gundlach Optical Company of Rochester, N.Y., acquired the Manhattan Optical Company of Cresskill, N.J., and it remained in business as such until 1926.

Ernst Gundlach (1834-1908) was a German optician and mechanic who arrived in the United States in 1872, became superintendent of the newly established microscope department of Bausch & Lomb in 1876, established the Gundlach Optical Company in 1878, and returned to Germany in 1900.

Ref: D. J. Warner, “Ernst W. Gundlach. German-American Optician,” Rittenhouse 10 (1995): 1-18.

Date Made: 1902-1926

Maker: Gundlach, Ernst

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Rochester

Subject: Science & Scientific Instruments


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Credit Line: Mrs. C.B. Schmeltzer

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.317925.05Catalog Number: 317925.05Accession Number: 317925

Object Name: microscope

Measurements: case: 3 5/8 in x 10 5/8 in x 4 5/16 in; 9.2075 cm x 26.9875 cm x 10.95375 cmmicroscope: 8 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in x 2 3/4 in; 20.955 cm x 8.255 cm x 6.985 cm

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Record Id: nmah_1348556

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