This Continental microscope is a heavy compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, triple nosepiece, trunnion, circular mechanical stage, and Lister limb with elaborate sub-stage condenser and sub-stage mirror. The inscriptions on the horseshoe base read “Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. / NEW YORK ROCHESTER CHICAGO” and “25908.”

The florid inscription on the tube reads “G. V. BLACK / Presented / by the CLASS OF ’99 / and / The Alumni Association of the Northwestern University / DENTAL SOCIETY / March 1899.” Greene Vardiman Black (1836-1915) was the second dean of the Northwestern University Dental School.

Ref: Bausch & Lomb, Microscopes, Microtomes, and Apparatus for Photo-Micrography (Rochester, N.Y., 1896), pp. 26-27.

Date Made: 1899

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: Mrs. George L. Dreman

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-11505Catalog Number: M-11505Accession Number: 263971Catalog Number: 263971.01

Object Name: microscope, compoundmicroscopeOther Terms: microscope, compound; Dentistry

Physical Description: brass (overall material)wood (overall material)glass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 15 3/4 in x 8 7/16 in x 9 1/16 in; 40.005 cm x 21.43125 cm x 23.01875 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-99fa-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_735040

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