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Compound Microscope with Accessories and Eyepieces, by Ross, London, c. 1880

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Inventory Number: 33627
Object Type: Object
Persons: ? Ross
Date Created: circa 1880
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1970-101/part
Brief Description: This copper alloy instrument is carried on trunnions standing on a flat tripod foot. The limb has a rectangular cross section and the Wenham binocular body tube is held on a rack and pinion, operated by two double mill-edged knobs, for coarse focusing. There are two eyepieces each with eyecups fitted into the top of the body tube. A graduated screw on the limb operates the fine focus. The circular stage has a mechanical plate that can rotate and is graduated in degrees. It is mounted on the limb at the level of the trunnions. A substage assembly, to hold a condenser, is mounted on a rack and pinion below the stage. Below this a plano-concave mirror is mounted on a pivoting arm. The microscope also has the following accessories: An additional single eyepiece labelled 'E'; A Nicol prism analyser; A Wollaston camera lucida with two rotating lenses.
Primary Inscriptions: "ROSS, LONDON. 5015"
Provenance: Lent by the Royal Microscopical Society in 1970
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection
Material(s): Copper alloy


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