Binocular Loupe


Binocular loupe designed by Eugene Beebe, an oculist and aurist in Milwaukee, and manufactured by the F. A. Hardy & Co. in Chicago. Advertisements boasted that the "Hardy-Beebe" binocular loupe offered “great magnifying power with a large and perfectly flat field.”

Ref: Eugene W. Beebe, “Spectacles,” U.S. Patent 945,078 (Jan. 10, 1910).

Eugene W. Beebe, “Binocular-Magnifier,” U.S. Patent 1,086,902 (Feb. 10, 1914).

F. A. Hardy & Co., Opthalmological Catalogue (Chicago, 1918), p. 56.

Maker: Hardy, F. A.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Illinois, Chicago

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Credit Line: Gift of Dr. James E. Aiguier

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.260892.015Accession Number: 260892Catalog Number: 260892.015

Object Name: Loupe, Binocularloupe, binocularOther Terms: Loupe, Binocular; Medicine

Measurements: overall: 2 5/8 in x 5 in x 3 7/8 in; 6.6675 cm x 12.7 cm x 9.8425 cm


Record Id: nmah_726399

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