- Compound monocular microscope with coarse and fine focus, triple nosepiece, mechanical stage, inclination joint, sub-stage mirror, and tri-leg base. The inscription reads “MCINTOSH / BATTERY AND / OPTICAL CO. / CHICAGO” and “Pat. Mar. 13, 1882” and “829.” The three objectives are by Bausch & Lomb.
- Lyman McIntosh (d. 1892) was an American physician and entrepreneur whose firm made and marketed microscopes, lanterns, and medical electrical devices.
- This microscope belonged, in turn, to Charles Caldwell, president of the Chicago Surgical Society; John Kerrigan, Sr., a Chicago physician; Dr. Lee Kerrigan; and Dr. Robert J. Frost.
- Ref: Lyman D. McIntosh, “Microscope,” U.S. Patent 273,752 (March 13, 1883).
- McIntosh Battery and Optical Co., Catalogue (Chicago, 1890).
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- ca 1890
- McIntosh Battery & Optical Co.
- place made
- United States: Illinois, Chicago
- Physical Description
- brass (overall material)
- glass (overall material)
- metal (overall material)
- overall: 40.1 cm x 17.5 cm x 22.2 cm; 15 13/16 in x 6 7/8 in x 8 3/4 in
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Dr. Robert J. Frost
- Science & Scientific Instruments
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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