Compound monocular with sliding tube for coarse adjustment, micrometer screw for fine focus, inclination joint, rectangular stage covered with vulcanized rubber, sub-stage iris diaphragm, sub-stage mirror, horseshoe base, and wooden box with extra lenses. The inscription on the base reads “Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. / NEW YORK ROCHESTER, N.Y. CHICAGO.” The 24845 serial number indicates a date of around 1896. Bausch & Lomb termed this stand a Continental B; this example is of the simplest form. An inscription on a knob reads "Pat. Feb. 16, 1897."

Ref: Bausch & Lomb, Microscopes and Accessories (Rochester and New York, 1895), pp. 4-5.

Ref: Edward Bausch, “Microscope,” U.S. Patent 577,344 (Feb. 16, 1897), assigned to Bausch & Lomb Optical Company.

Date Made: ca 1896

Maker: Bausch & Lomb

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, Rochester

Subject: Science & Scientific Instruments


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2009.0116.11Catalog Number: 2009.0116.11Accession Number: 2009.0116

Object Name: microscope

Physical Description: metal (case material)velvet (case material)brass (microscope material)glass (microscope material)metal (microscope material)wood (case material)Measurements: case: 36.7 cm x 18.4 cm x 20.1 cm; 14 7/16 in x 7 1/4 in x 7 15/16 inmicroscope: 27.9 cm x 10.5 cm x 14.6 cm; 11 in x 4 1/8 in x 5 3/4 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-bb44-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1350379

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