Microscope

Microscope

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Description
Compound monocular microscope with three S-shaped legs of the sort designed in the 1720s by the English optician, Edmund Culpepper. The body is brass. The base is wood, as is the triangular case. A drawer in the base holds extra parts.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
Physical Description
brass (microscope material)
wood (case material)
glass (microscope material)
wood (microscope material)
Measurements
microscope with base: 39 cm x 16.5 cm x 16.5 cm; 15 3/8 in x 6 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in
case: 43.4 cm x 21 cm x 20 cm; 17 1/16 in x 8 1/4 in x 7 7/8 in
ID Number
MG.281267.10
catalog number
M-12324
accession number
281267
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
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Science & Mathematics
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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