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Aquatic Microscope

Inventory Number: 37461
Object Type: microscope
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number:
Brief Description: Simple brass microscope with a cylindrical pillar standing on a folding, flat tripod foot. A pinhole on the pillar holds the concave mirror in a horseshoe mount. A rack and pinion mechanism at the top of the pillar raises a bar, with a circular cross section, from within the pillar. An arm with, a threaded ring on the end, pushes into a bracket at the top of the bar. An eye lens with a Lieberkuhn screws into the ring. The assembly moves back and fourth and pivots giving the instrument 'aquatic' movement.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Brass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
140 110 mm

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