- This small compound monocular is a Spencer Model 75, a “Real Pocket Microscope” designed for that “large class of scientists” who wished to carry a microscope into the field. It has a push-pull focus, square stage, sub-stage mirror, and metal case. The inscription on the tube reads “SPENCER / BUFFALO / USA.” That on the box reads “SPENCER / BUFFALO / USA / 194.”
- Ref: Spencer Lens Co., Catalog of Spencer Products (Buffalo, N.Y., 1924), p. 43.
- Oscar W. Richards, “A Small Spencer Folding Pocket Microscope,” Microscope 27 (1979): 1-3.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- Spencer Lens Company
- place made
- United States: New York, Buffalo
- Physical Description
- metal (overall material)
- overall: 1 1/4 in x 4 1/16 in x 2 1/2 in; 3.175 cm x 10.31875 cm x 6.35 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Oscar W. Richards
- Science & Scientific Instruments
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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