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Microscope

Microscope

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Description
This is a replica based on an image in Anweisung zum Glas-Schleiffen: wie auch zu Verfertigung derer optischen Machinen (Halle, 1716), a book written by Christian Gottlieb Hertel (1683-1743), a professor of mathematics in Legnica (Liegnitz in German) in Lower Silesia. It is a compound monocular with mirrors to illuminate the object, and a micrometer eyepiece with horsehairs for the grid.
Ref: Reginald Clay and Thomas Court, The History of the Microscope (London, 1932), pp. 104-106.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
microscope, replica
date made
1936-1944
maker
Lucas, Joseph D.
place made
United States: Ohio, Cleveland
Measurements
overall: 59 cm x 25 cm x 28.5 cm; 23 7/32 in x 9 27/32 in x 11 7/32 in
ID Number
MG.M-12216
catalog number
M-12216
accession number
271793
Credit Line
Mrs. Joseph D. Lucas
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Science & Mathematics
Microscopes
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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