Stereo Magnifier

Stereo Magnifier

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This stereo magnifier belonged to Spencer Fullerton Baird, the naturalist who served as the second Secretary of the Smithsonian. The “SMITH BECK & BECK / PATENT / LONDON” inscription on the brass frame refers to a firm that was in business, as such, from 1857 to ca. 1867. The patent has not been identified.
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Object Name
Stereo Magnifier
Smith, Beck & Beck
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
overall: 1/2 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 1/8 in; 1.27 cm x 8.89 cm x 5.3975 cm
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National Museum of American History
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