- This simple compound monocular has a push-tube focus, hinged joint, square stage, sub-stage mirror, and square base. It comes with slides and apparatus for simple chemical experiments. The inscription on the box reads “MECCANO / MICROSCOPE / SET / with Polaroid Junior... The Meccano Company of American, Inc. / 290 Fifth Avenue New York, N.Y. U.S.A.”
- Frank Hornby, of Liverpool, introduced the first Meccano construction sets in 1901. Meccano microscope sets were available by the 1930s.
- Ref: M. P. Gould, Frank Hornby: The Boy who made $1,000,000 with a Toy (1915).
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- microscope set
- Physical Description
- plastic (overall material)
- glass (overall material)
- metal (overall material)
- paper (overall material)
- overall: 10.2 cm x 25.4 cm x 45.7 cm; 4 1/32 in x 10 in x 18 in
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- William H. Yeingst
- Science & Scientific Instruments
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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