- This is a compound binocular with coarse and fine focus, inter-ocular adjustment, trunnion, square mechanical stage, sub-stage diaphragm, and Lister limb with sub-stage mirror. The “J. SWIFT / 43 University St. / London. W.C.” inscription refers to James Swift, a microscope maker who began in business on his own in 1857, and worked at that address from 1872-1881.
- Ref: G. L’E. Turner, The Great Age of the Microscope (Bristol, 1989), pp. 184-190.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- Swift, James
- place made
- United Kingdom: England, London
- Physical Description
- brass (overall material)
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland
- Science & Scientific Instruments
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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