- This binocular dissecting instrument is inscribed “R. & J. BECK / LONDON” on the eyepiece, and “R. & J. BECK / LONDON & PHILADELPHIA / 10235” on the wooden stand. The whole fits in a wooden box. Richard Beck, building on a form developed by Nachet in Paris, described an instrument of this sort in 1860.
- Ref: William B. Carpenter, The Microscope and its Revelations (London, 1868), pp. 53-55.
- R. &. J. Beck, An Illustrated Catalogue of Microscopes and Other Optical Instruments (Philadelphia, 1882), p. 63.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- R. & J. Beck
- place made
- United Kingdom: England, London
- overall: 15.2 cm x 17.7 cm x 17.7 cm; 5 31/32 in x 6 31/32 in x 6 31/32 in
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Department of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
- Science & Scientific Instruments
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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