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Culpeper-type Microscope with Accessories and Case, by Dollond, London, c. 1800-25

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Inventory Number: 31439
Object Type: Object
Persons: Dollond
Date Created: 1800-25
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1970-101/part
Brief Description: The instrument stands on a wooden box base with a concave mirror at its centre. Three scrolled legs support the circular stage and body. The stage has a keyhole slot and two pinholes for accessories. Two spring clips, shaped to hold glass phials, are attached to the underside of the stage. The body tube slides into a sleeve mounted above the stage. It has an eyepiece with two lenses and a field lens. The cylindrical nosepiece, attached to the base of the body tube, has an external thread for the objectives. The drawer in the base holds six objectives, a spring stage, a Lieberkuhn in a can, a Lieberkuhn carrier, a live box, a cone diaphragm, a fishplate, a bull's-eye lens, stage forceps, an ivory talc box, three glass phials, and a length of white cotton yarn. The pyramid case is mahogany.
Primary Inscriptions: "Dollond London" on stage
Provenance: Lent by the Royal Microscopical Society in 1970 Presented to the Royal Microscopical Society by Mrs. A Chaston Chapman, 20 October 1937
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection
Material(s): Copper alloy

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