- This Continental model BB is a compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, triple nosepiece, inclination joint, square stage covered with vulcanite, sub-stage apparatus with condenser and iris diaphragm, adjustable bar for sub-stage mirror (mirror is missing), and “Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. / NEW YORK ROCHESTER, N.Y. CHICAGO” inscription on the horseshoe base. Bausch & Lomb boasted in 1900 that “Fully one-half of all microscopes sold by us are BB’s” and the “very best laboratories are equipped with them.” The 33851 serial number here indicates a date of 1901.
- Ref: Bausch & Lomb, Microscopes and Accessories (Rochester, N.Y., 1900), pp. 34-35.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- ca 1901
- Bausch & Lomb
- place made
- United States: New York, Rochester
- Physical Description
- metal (overall material)
- glass (overall material)
- brass (overall material)
- overall: 37 cm x 10.6 cm x 14.5 cm; 14 9/16 in x 4 3/16 in x 5 11/16 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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