Compound monocular microscope with coarse and fine focus, inclination joint, large square stage, sub-stage diaphragm, sub-stage mirror, horseshoe base, and wooden box with extra lenses. The inscription reads “E. LEITZ WETZLAR / No. 7630.” The serial number indicates a date around 1885. The accompanying instructions are dated 1883. A second brochure describes the mechanical stage in German, English, French and Spanish.

Date Made: ca 1883

Maker: Ernst Leitz

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: Germany: Hesse, Wetzlar

Subject: Science & Scientific Instruments


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-12957Catalog Number: M-12957Accession Number: 287618Catalog Number: 287618.01

Object Name: microscope

Physical Description: metal (case material)velvet (case material)brass (microscope material)glass (microscope material)wood (case material)metal (microscope material)Measurements: case: 12.8 cm x 31.2 cm x 20 cm; 5 1/16 in x 12 5/16 in x 7 7/8 inmicroscope: 26.6 cm x 10.2 cm x 13.1 cm; 10 1/2 in x 4 in x 5 3/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-c594-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1349901

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