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Description
This is a compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, double nosepiece, square stage, inclination joint with handle, sub-stage diaphragm, sub-stage mirror, and horseshoe base. The inscription reads “E. Leitz Wetzlar / No 24997.” The serial number indicates a date of around 1892. The back of the base is marked “48?”
This was used at the Department of Terrestrial Magnetism of the Carnegie Institution of Washington.
Ref: Ernst Leitz, Petrological and Metallographic Microscopes (Wetzlar, 1910), pp. 14-17.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Microscope
date made
ca 1892
maker
Ernst Leitz
place made
Germany: Hesse, Wetzlar
ID Number
1994.0397.05
catalog number
1994.0397.05
accession number
1994.0397
Credit Line
Ronald S. Wilkinson
subject
Modern Physics
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Medicine and Science: Modern Physics
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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