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Microscope

Microscope

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Description
This is a compound monocular with coarse and fine focus, triple rotating nosepiece, circular rotating stage covered with vulcanite, trunnion, sub-stage mirror, horseshoe base, and wooden box with several eyepieces and objectives. The inscription reads “CARL ZEISS / JENA / Nr. 43049.” “3406” is on the stage.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
ca 1904
maker
Zeiss, Carl
place made
Germany: Thuringia, Jena
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
glass (overall material)
metal (overall material)
black (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 32.4 cm x 15 cm x 18 cm; 12 3/4 in x 5 29/32 in x 7 3/32 in
ID Number
1995.0308.08.02
accession number
1995.0308
catalog number
1995.0308.08.02
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Microscopes
Science & Mathematics
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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