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Camera Lucida, by Carl Zeiss, Jena, c.1968

Inventory Number: 11161
Object Type:
Place Created: Jena Germany Europe
Accession Number: 1970-101/part
Brief Description: A clamping collar attaches to the eyepiece of a monocular microscope set vertical, and the upper part of the collar receives a flange on the horizontal tube and holds it by a screw in any desired direction. By prisms, the image from the microscope is passed along the horizontal tube and thence to hte eye, which simultaneously sees the drawing paper. A small domed head with a prism can be attached at the eye point to allow an observer to view at a angle rather than having to place the eye on a vertical access.

In pinewood box lined with green velvet.
Primary Inscriptions: "CARL ZEISS JENA Made in Germany"
Provenance: Lent by the Royal Microscopical Society in 1970.
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection

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