Microscope

Microscope

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Description
This is an unusual compound monocular that fits into and stands on a wooden box. The tube is supported by two poles, one at either side. Focusing is achieved by moving the stage relative to the optics rather than vice versa. It is similar to but slightly larger than MG*281267.11.1. It belonged to Thomas Jefferson Boynton (1830-1872), a Federal Court judge at Key West, Florida.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Microscope
Other Terms
Microscope; Monocular
date made
nineteenth century
Physical Description
metal, brass (overall material)
hard rubber (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
average spatial: 24.1 cm x 11.2 cm x 8.1 cm; 9 1/2 in x 4 7/16 in x 3 3/16 in
ID Number
1987.0556.01.2
catalog number
1987.0556.01.2
accession number
1987.0556
Credit Line
Gift of C. D. Gull
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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