L. Schrauer, Maker, New York

Prize Microscope Awarded to Frederick Hills Cole, M.D., 1894

 L. Schrauer, Maker, New York. Prize Microscope Awarded to Frederick Hills Cole, M.D., 1894  L. Schrauer, Maker, New York. Prize Microscope Awarded to Frederick Hills Cole, M.D., 1894
L. Schrauer, Maker, New York. Prize Microscope Awarded to Frederick Hills Cole, M.D., 1894. Mirror above the stage.

The mirror can be positioned above the stage to illuminate opaque objects

 case  L. Schrauer microscope in case
L. Schrauer, Maker, New York. Prize Microscope Awarded to Frederick Hills Cole, M.D., 1894. Engraved tube

 

 

The tube of the microscope is engraved:

Second Faculty Prize
Awarded to
Frederick Hills Cole, MD
by the
faculty of the New York
Homeopathic Medical College
and Hospital for the second
highest grade of scholarship
during the whole course of
three years study
May 3rd , 1894


The microscope, with its horseshoe base and tapered pillar, resembles the continental model that was increasingly becoming more popular during the period. However, the microscope differs from the standard continental microscope in an important way. In the continental model, the fine adjustment mechanism moves the entire limb along with the body-tube. With this Schrauer model however, the fine adjustment is actually a spring-loaded long lever mechanism. One end of the lever engages the screw of the adjustment knob while the other end moves the body tube. The limb remains stationary. The substage of this microscope consists of an aperture stop holder, but it could also accommodate other apparatus such as an Abbe condenser. The mirror slides on its arm, which can be swung in place above the stage for illumination of opaque objects. It came supplied with two Hartnack objectives and two eyepieces.


For more information about these prize microscopes, see the article:

The Prize Microscopes Awarded by the New York Homeopathic Medical College. 1874-1916

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