- Compound monocular with rack-and-pinion focus, inclination joint, and tri-leg base. The stage is missing as is the sub-stage mirror. The “Improved Compound Microscope BY ABRAHAM LIVERPOOL” inscription on one foot refers to a Liverpool instrument firm that was in business from 1817 to 1860. Philip Carpenter, a London optician, described a similar microscope in 1825.
- Ref: Philip Carpenter, A Description of Carpenter’s Improved Compound Microscope for Opake & Transparent Objects (London, 1825).
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Other Terms
- microscope; Compound
- date made
- place made
- United Kingdom: England, Liverpool, Liverpool
- Physical Description
- brass (overall material)
- metal (overall material)
- glass (overall material)
- overall: 40.8 cm x 22.3 cm x 17.4 cm; 16 1/16 in x 8 3/4 in x 6 7/8 in
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland
- Science & Scientific Instruments
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- Medicine and Science: Medicine
- Science & Mathematics
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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