Microscopes : A Century of Progress
Object ID Number:
Object Name:
Monocular Student Microscope
R & J Beck – London, England
Date of Manufacture:
1856/ /
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Description / History:
Brass monocular microscope with wooden case made by R & J Beck in 1856.
Accessories include metal tweezers, extra lenses and glass slide
Manufactured in London by R & J Beck Co. and imported by William Brown & Earle of Philadelphia, a prominant 19th century importer of microscopes and photographic equipment.

H–12 W–5.5 L–6 inches
Additional Information:
Although manufactured in 1856, this microscope was used well into the 20th century. Once owned by Dr. Carl Netscher, it was given by him to Dr. John Atlee Sr., a prominant Lacaster doctor. Dr. Atlee then gave this microscope to Dr. Paul Eyler in 1931 when he was a biology student at Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

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