- This Continental Model B is a compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, rectangular black stage, inclination joint, sub-stage diaphram, adjustable sub-stage mirror bar (the mirror is missing), and horseshoe base. The inscription on the stage reads “BAUSCH & LOMB / OPTICAL CO.” The form was introduced in the early 1890s and, being relatively inexpensive, was soon used by many high school and college students.
- Ref: Bausch & Lomb, Microscopes, Microtomes, Apparatus for Photo-Micrography, and Bacteriology (Rochester, N.Y., 1896), pp. 18-19.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- ca 1892
- Bausch & Lomb
- place made
- United States: New York, Rochester
- Physical Description
- metal (overall material)
- glass (overall material)
- brass (overall material)
- overall: 34.8 cm x 10 cm x 12.6 cm; 13 11/16 in x 3 15/16 in x 4 15/16 in
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- Bausch & Lomb Optical Company
- Science & Scientific Instruments
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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