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This instrument apparently belonged to Dr. Clarence Leidy of Philadelphia. Inscriptions read “Ophthalmoscop / Liebreich” and “L. V. HELMOLD / SURGICAL / INSTRUMENT MAKER/ 127 S. TENTH ST. /...” Richard Liebreich (1830-1917) was a German-Jewish ophthalmologist. Louis V. Helmold (fl. 1851-1897) was a cutler and surgical instrument maker in Philadelphia.
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Object Name
Associated Name
Helmold, Louis V.
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
wood, ebony (overall material)
metal, brass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
glass (overall material)
black (overall color)
wood (case material)
velvet (case material)
leather (case material)
brass (case material)
black (case color)
purple (case color)
scope: 12 cm x 4 cm x.7 cm x 3.4 cm; 4 23/32 in x 1 9/16 in x 9/32 in x 1 11/32 in
lens: 2 in x 2 in x 3/16 in; 5.08 cm x 5.08 cm x.508 cm
case: 2.3 cm x 14.5 cm x 6 cm; 29/32 in x 5 23/32 in x 2 3/8 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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