Leitz Petrographic Microscope

Object Name: 
Leitz Petrographic Microscope

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Object Name: 
Leitz Petrographic Microscope
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2007.3.1
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 34.4 cm, W: 12.3 cm, D: 21.2 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1932
Credit Line: 
Gift of Ed Barrett
Primary Description: 
Glass, Brass, Metal, Cast Iron. Microscope with additional accessories: 4 Objectives, 1x, 3.2x, 12x and 1 Reichert oil immersion lens; 3 Oculars, 6, 8, and 10x; 4 stage clips; 4 Reflecting mirrors; 3 Wedges, Quarts, Gypsum and "unknown"; 1 additional polarizer. The microscope comes with a wooden box designed hold the extra objectives, wedges, and a few additional spare parts.
Provenance: 
Barrett, Ed, Source
Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2016-04-23 through 2017-03-19
Glass made it possible for scientists and artists to see tiny living creatures once invisible to the human eye. Revealing the Invisible: The History of Glass and the Microscope tells the stories of scientists’ and artists’ exploration of the microscopic world between the 1600s and the late 1800s. Their discoveries fed people’s hunger to learn more about nature, increasing the popularity of microscopes and driving improvements in scientific glass. These advances culminated in the 19th century with the advent of modern scientific glassmaking and the perfection of the microscope. Unleash your sense of discovery as you explore the invisible through historic microscopes, rare books, and period illustrations.