R & J Beck classroom demonstration microscope

Subject

Microscopes
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 1809-1894

Description

A classroom demonstration brass monocular microscope with mirror and oil lamp, used by Oliver Wendell Holmes. It is mounted onto a wooden base with a heavy wooden handle.

Abstract

Brass microscope used by Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809-1894)

Creator

R & J Beck, London, Philadelphia

Date Created

1878-1879, circa

Rights

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Access Rights

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Is Part Of

Ernst-Lewis Collection, Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, CHSI 1091

Format

image

Extent

1 microscope

Medium

Brass, wood, glass

Type

physical object

Identifier

DigID0002220

Provenance

Object owned and used by Oliver Wendell Holmes. Microscope was later acquired by Harvard Medical School Department of Anatomy and was part of the Ernst-Lewis microscope collection. In May 1957 the Ernst & Lewis collection was placed on temporary loan to Harvard University's Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments while renovations were ongoing at the Medical School. In May 1990 the Dean of the Medical School made this loan permanent while allowing for the loaning of parts of the collection back to the Anatomy Department via the Warren Museum. CHSI 1091 was never physically transferred to Historical Instruments and instead has been on loan to the Warren Museum for exhibition.

Files

Citation

R & J Beck, London, Philadelphia, “R & J Beck classroom demonstration microscope,” Center for the History of Medicine: OnView, accessed September 21, 2017, http://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/items/show/6279.

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