Hardy-Beebe Binocular Loupe

Hardy-Beebe Binocular Loupe

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Description
Binocular loupe designed by Eugene Beebe, an oculist and aurist in Milwaukee, and manufactured by the F. A. Hardy & Co. in Chicago. Advertisements boasted that the "Hardy-Beebe" binocular loupe offered “great magnifying power with a large and perfectly flat field.”
Ref: Eugene W. Beebe, “Spectacles,” U.S. Patent 945,078 (Jan. 10, 1910).
Eugene W. Beebe, “Binocular-Magnifier,” U.S. Patent 1,086,902 (Feb. 10, 1914).
F. A. Hardy & Co., Opthalmological Catalogue (Chicago, 1918), p. 56.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Loupe, Binocular
loupe, binocular
Other Terms
Loupe, Binocular; Medicine
maker
Hardy, F. A.
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Measurements
overall: 2 5/8 in x 5 in x 3 7/8 in; 6.6675 cm x 12.7 cm x 9.8425 cm
ID Number
MG.260892.015
accession number
260892
catalog number
260892.015
Credit Line
Gift of Dr. James E. Aiguier
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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