- This is a compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, triple nosepiece, square stage, inclination joint, sub-stage diaphragm, sub-stage mirror, horseshoe base, and wooden case. An inscription on the tube reads “BAUSCH & LOMB OPTICAL CO. / ROCHESTER, N.Y. U.S.A.” Another reads “Pat. Jan. 5, 1915.” The 111688 serial number indicates a date of 1916. This belonged to Herbert E. Ives (1882-1953), an American scientist and engineer who, like his father, Frederick Eugene Ives, specialized in optics and photography.
- Ref: William L. Patterson, “Fine Adjustment for Microscopes,” U.S. Patent 1,115,011 (Jan. 5, 1915), assigned to Bausch & Lomb.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Other Terms
- Microscope; Still
- date made
- Bausch & Lomb
- place made
- United States: New York, Rochester
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- Mrs. H. E. Ives
- Science & Scientific Instruments
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- Work and Industry: Photographic History
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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