- In the late nineteenth century, Bausch & Lomb began making Continental stands like those to be had from such Europeans firms as Hartnack, Zeiss and Leitz. These featured a horseshoe base and a relatively short optical tube. This example, which is of that sort, is a compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, double nosepiece (missing one objective), square stage, inclination joint, and sub-stage mirror. An inscription on the nosepiece reads “BAUSCH & LOMB OPT. CO. / ROCHESTER, N.Y.” A brass tag on the base reads “T - / 8832.” It dates from around 1890, and may have been an experimental model.
- Ref: Henry Bausch, “New American Microscopes, Made by Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., Rochester, N.Y.,” Proceedings of the American Society of Microscopists 13 (1891): 116-119.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- ca 1890
- Bausch & Lomb
- place made
- United States: New York, Rochester
- Physical Description
- brass (tube material)
- metal (base material)
- glass (lenses material)
- overall: 35.2 cm x 9.5 cm x 13.5 cm; 13 7/8 in x 3 3/4 in x 5 5/16 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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