Small compound monocular with sub-stage mirror, and inscription on the base reading “New Gem Microscope / Bausch & Lomb.” The form, widely advertised in popular magazines in the 1930s, was said to be “so simple that a bright twelve year old can operate it.” The microscope now sits on a wooden base made in the Museum.

Date Made: ca 1930

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: U.S. Military Academy

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-09797Accession Number: 223721Catalog Number: M-9797

Object Name: microscope

Physical Description: metal (microscope material)wood (base material)glass (microscope material)Measurements: microscope: 22.2 cm x 5 cm x 7.6 cm; 8 3/4 in x 1 15/16 in x 3 inbase: 2.6 cm x 19.5 cm; 1 in x 7 11/16 in

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Record Id: nmah_1348957

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