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World War I field microscope

 Item
Identifier: KORN1011
This collection contains one microscope manufactured by Spencer Microscope in Buffalo, New York, for use in World War I. It has a folding tripod base and a black pot metal carrying case.

Dates

  • 1910-1920

Extent

.50 linear foot

Biographical / Historical

The Spencer model 60 was designed prior to the outset of WWI primarily for use in front line hospitals. The design that is far better adapted for such use than its predecessor which was produced by the same company until 1910. The unusually heavy and robust metal shell that forms the carrying case is probably resistant to anything short of a direct hit by a moderate-caliber bullet.
Title
World War I field microscope
Status
Completed
Author
Katherine B. Johnson
Description rules
Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Kornhauser Health Sciences Library Repository

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