Microscope

Microscope

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Description
Stereo dissecting microscope that, with prisms in each side, gives an erect image of objects on the large glass stage. The inscription on the eyepiece reads “E. LEITZ / WETZLAR / 202329.” The serial number indicates a date of 1921. The wooden box holds extra lenses. There is also a Smithsonian property tag.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
1921
maker
Ernst Leitz
place made
Germany
Physical Description
glass (microscope material)
metal (microscope material)
wood (case material)
Measurements
microscope: 27.6 cm x 10.7 cm x 15 cm; 10 7/8 in x 4 3/16 in x 5 7/8 in
case: 32.5 cm x 19.7 cm x 23.5 cm; 12 13/16 in x 7 3/4 in x 9 1/4 in
ID Number
MG.M-11516
accession number
260035
catalog number
M-11516
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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