|Title||Dr. Coad's Loupe|
|Collection||Delta Air Lines Airport, Office & TechOps Items|
|Description||Small metal and glass loupe with 12X magnification. Hinged protective case has a small loop that could hold a thin chain for wearing around the neck. Bottom of case is marked: "12X / SPENCER LENS CO / BUFFALO, NY"|
|Artist/Maker||Spencer Lens Company, Buffalo, NY|
This loupe was owned by entomologist B.R. Coad, possibly for examining insects and insect damage while in the field. Dr. Coad was based at the USDA's Delta Lab in Tallulah, Louisiana, in the 1920s. He headed Delta's crop-dusting operations, based in Monroe, Louisiana, from 1930 until his death in 1966.
John L. Ritter acquired the loupe after he went to Monroe in 1966, to audit the books of the Delta Agricultural Division (formerly the Delta Dusting Division) in preparation for Delta ending crop-dusting operations. Esther Tarver, Coad's long-time assistant sent Ritter the magnifying lense in Summer 1967.
Coad, Bert Raymond, 1890-1966
Delta Air Lines
Delta Agricultural Division
Delta Dusting Division
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
|Credit line||Gift of John L. Ritter|
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