This dissecting microscope is a Spencer Model 82 with simple lens, rack-and-pinion focus, square glass stage, sub-stage mirror, U-shaped base and wooden box. The inscription reads “SPENCER / BUFFALO / USA.” There is no serial number.

This belonged to Chevalier Q. Jackson (1865-1958), an important American physician and laryngologist.

Ref: Spencer Lens Co., Catalog of Spencer Microscopes, Microtomes and Accessories (Buffalo, 1920), p. 59.

Date Made: early 20th century

Maker: Spencer Lens Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Buffalo

Subject: Science & Scientific Instruments


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Credit Line: Joan Jackson Bugbee

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.300428.321Accession Number: 300428Catalog Number: 300428.321

Object Name: microscope

Physical Description: fabric (case material)glass (microscope material)metal (microscope material)wood (case material)Measurements: microscope: 16.3 cm x 10.8 cm x 13.3 cm; 6 7/16 in x 4 1/4 in x 5 1/4 incase: 18.5 cm x 13.7 cm x 16.3 cm; 7 5/16 in x 5 3/8 in x 6 7/16 in

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Record Id: nmah_1348946

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