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Philip Yawman & Gustave Erbe
Microscope Makers

Gustave Erbe left his job with Bausch & Lomb, and began making microscopes in Rochester in the early 1880's, in partnership with Philip Yawman. Their stands were fitted with Gundlach objectives.


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U.S. Patents

No. 262634, Microscope, Aug 15, 1882
Differential screw fine adjustment.

19th century journal reprints

other microscope makers

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