French Drum Microscope, c. 1865

Trade label of James Foster Jr.,

Mathematical & Philosophical Instrument Maker, Cincinnati

French Drum Microscope, c. 1865. Trade Label of James Foster Jr., Mathematical & Philosophical Instrument Maker, Cincinnati

>French Drum Microscope, c. 1865. Trade Label of James Foster Jr., Mathematical & Philosophical Instrument Maker, Cincinnati

 

French Drum Microscope, c. 1865. Trade Label of James Foster Jr., Mathematical & Philosophical Instrument Maker, Cincinnati. Stored in the case

James Foster Jr. Trade label

The following quote is taken from The Makers of Surveying Instruments in American Since 1700 by Charles E. Smart, 1962:

"James Foster, Jr. was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1814 and died in Hamilton County Ohio in 1873. Cincinnati directories list as follows: 1839-40 First listed - employed at Wells and Foster, Mathematical instrument makers. This listing continued through 1844. Also listed as a machinist in 1839 and 1840. And in 1846 listed as James Foster, Jr. Mathematical and Philosophical instrument maker. The James Foster, Jr. Company was last listed in 1880."

This drum microscope is a French import.

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