- This is an example of Beck’s mid-range binocular National microscope with Wenham-type inter-ocular adjustment, coarse and fine focus, inclination joint, circular mechanical stage, sub-stage diaphragm, sub-stage mirror, tri-leg base, and upright wooden case. The inscription on the barrel reads “R. &. J. BECK / 31 CORNHILL / LONDON / 8015” and that around the foot reads “R. & J. BECK LONDON & PHILADELPHIA.” R. & J. Beck began in business as such at 31 Cornhill in 1865, opened a shop in Philadelphia in 1877, and became a limited partnership in 1895.
- Ref: J. Edwards Smith, How to See with the Microscope (Chicago, 1880).
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- Other Terms
- microscope; Binocular
- date made
- R. & J. Beck
- place made
- United Kingdom: England, London
- Physical Description
- brass (overall material)
- glass (overall material)
- average spatial: 35 cm x 20 cm x 17.4 cm; 13 3/4 in x 7 7/8 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
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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