This microscope came
out of a house in Arlington MA. While it is unsigned,
some of its unique design features clearly indicate
it was made by the same manufacturer that made
another microscope bearing the
signature George L. Gowlland, Cambridge Mass., No.
117. Little is known about this manufacturer who
produced these rather oddly styled and constructed
microscopes. Even the optics are unconventional; the
eyepiece is composed of three lenses, which result in
a rather narrow field of view.
In the 1896 Cambridge
(Massachusetts) Directory, there is a listing for
"Gowlland George, instrument maker, rms. 37