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Compound Binocular Microscope with Accessories c. 1841

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Inventory Number: 35404
Object Type: Object
Persons: Hugh Powell
Date Created: 1841
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1970-101/part
Brief Description: Compound binocular microscope manufactured by Powell and Lealand, dated 1841. Originally a monocular microscope, it was converted into a binocular model in June 1863 by Powell and Lealand. The more massive design, of which this is an early example, became characteristic of the English Victorian microscope. The microscope has the following accessories in position: two eyepieces, two eyecups, objective, objective cap, stage bracket and tenaculum. The microscope also has the following additional accessories: Four eyepieces, consisting of one pair and two single, high power eyepieces; two Lieberkuhns in cans; a Wenham's Prism in leather case; Micrometer eyepiece; five further objectives; an achromatic condenser; Nicol prism polarizer and collar; Hemispheric condenser; remounted original condenser; Substage illuminator; Nicol prism analyser; Stage plate; Bulls Eye lens; Soemmering steel disc camera lucida; Sprung phial holder; Three dark wells; Tweezers; Compass joint key.
Primary Inscriptions: "Hugh Powell, London 1841"
Provenance: Lent by the Royal Microscopical Society in 1970 Purchased by the Royal Microscopical Society and received 22 December 1841
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection
Material(s): Copper alloy


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