Microscope

Microscope

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Description
This is a compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, triple nosepiece, large square stage covered with vulcanite, inclination joint, sub-stage condenser and iris diaphragm, sub-stage mirror, and horseshoe base. The inscription reads “Ernst Leitz / Wetzlar / No. 236232.” The serial number indicates a date in the mid-1920s.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
mid 1920s
maker
Ernst Leitz
place made
Germany: Hesse, Wetzlar
Physical Description
steel (overall material)
brass (overall material)
glass (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
black (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 30 cm x 12.4 cm x 28 cm; 11 13/16 in x 4 7/8 in x 11 1/32 in
ID Number
MG.M-11514
accession number
260035
catalog number
M-11514
Credit Line
Division of Marine Invertebrates, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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