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Microscope

Microscope

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Description
Edward Bausch, a son of one of the founders of Bausch & Lomb, made this microscope in 1868 when he was but 14 years old. It is a compound monocular with inclination joint, sub-stage mirror, and Y-shaped base; the original square stage has been broken off.
Ref: Donald L. Padgitt, A Short History of the Early American Microscopes (London, 1975), pp. 88-89.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
1868
maker
Bausch & Lomb
place made
United States: New York, Rochester
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
glass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 8 in x 3 1/2 in x 3 in; 20.32 cm x 8.89 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
MG.M-12188
accession number
272522
catalog number
M-12188
Credit Line
Bausch & Lomb Optical Company
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Science & Mathematics
Microscopes
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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