Field microscope

Field microscope
The wooden base of this field microscope from the early 1800s also serves as a case. The parts can all be unscrewed and stowed safely in the stand. That way the microscope can be carried into the field to look at natural specimens. It may also have been used in medical examinations. The accompanying video describes its use. Date approximated.
Original Format
Local Identifier
Historic Hope Plantation
Location of Original
Historic Hope Plantation
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