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Monroe Gasket & Manufacturing

September 11 2017 at 4:45 AM
DT Fletcher  (Login DTFletcher)
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Monroe Gasket was the manufacturer of the Rochester Rifle. An example of which is currently up for auction.http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Rochester-Precision-New-York-air-rifle-for-restoration-/263197610233?hash=item3d47ccd0f9:g:MdwAAOSwb3NZq0Mj

However, there is another Monroe Gasket and Mfg item up for auction.... a toy microscope.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1940s-Vintage-Cast-Iron-Microscope-Monroe-Gasket-Manufacturing-w-illust-book-/192295482388?hash=item2cc5b43414:g:fbwAAOSw-0xYdUK~

 
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Trevor
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Microscope

September 11 2017, 6:38 AM 

I think Monroe may have simply 'labelled' this product.The same way Pathescope did in England. I have one somewhere...in a Gilbert Science outfit.Trev

 
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DT Fletcher
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Rochester

September 11 2017, 4:03 PM 

The history of Rochester tends to influence me on such a question. That history is that things are made there: small things, intricate but cheap parts; as part of the legacy of having the mighty Kodak there.

So, more likely than not, Monroe either made or assembled these microscopes from locally (Rochester) produced parts.

I would think for a serious Rochester/Kessler collector, if such a thing exists, that this little microscope would be a valued item, since it helps tell a story about a company that we know almost nothing about.

 
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