Small compound monocular with a four-sided stage. This, in turn, can be mounted on a tripod stand with a sub-stage mirror mounted to one leg. The “MURRAY & HEATH / LONDON” inscription refers to a firm that began in business in 1856, and that showed various instruments at the International Exhibition in London in 1862. By 1866, this instrument was known as a “Sea-Side Microscope.” It was, moreover, “provided with a triple separating English achromatic, but being furnished with the Microscopic Society’s thread, may be used with any object glass.”

Several English opticians offered similar instruments.

Ref: “Sea-Side Microscope,” English Mechanic and Mirror of Science 3 (1866): 405.

Date Made: ca 1870

Maker: Murray & Heath

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United Kingdom: England, London

Subject: Science & Scientific Instruments


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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.210834.04Catalog Number: M-09788Accession Number: 210834Catalog Number: 210834.04

Object Name: microscope

Measurements: case: 2 7/8 in x 7 3/4 in x 3 1/8 in; 7.3025 cm x 19.685 cm x 7.9375 cmmicroscope: 7 3/8 in x 2 in x 2 in; 18.7325 cm x 5.08 cm x 5.08 cm

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Record Id: nmah_1351570

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