- Barbara McClintock (1902-1992), the cytogeneticist who won the 1983 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine, used this wide field binocular to examine the morphological mutations in kernels of corn. It is a model AKW with drum nosepiece, rack-and-pinion, and square glass stage. The inscriptions read “BAUSCH / & LOMB/ OPT. CO.” and “PAT. 1,622,350.”
- Ref: John C. Sabel, “Binocular Microscope,” U.S. Patent 1,622,350 (March 29, 1927).
- Bausch & Lomb, Scientific Instruments (Rochester, N.Y., 1939), pp. 57-58.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- ca 1927
- Bausch & Lomb
- place made
- United States: New York, Rochester
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- Carnegie Institution of Washington
- Science & Scientific Instruments
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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