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Compound Microscope, by John Cuff, London, c. 1745

Inventory Number: 37935
Object Type:
Persons: John Cuff
Date Created: 1745
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Clay Collection By Collection  
Accession Number:
Brief Description: The upright pillar and plano-concave mirror stand on a brass plate screwed to a wooden box with a drawer. The upper part of the pillar has front and rear sections. The front section is inscribed with numbers and slides vertically for focusing, operated by a rear mounted screw. The brass body tube is mounted on a bracket on the pillar and the brass eyecup has a sliding dust cover.
The accessories comprise: six objectives, a fishplate, two live boxes, stage forceps, a lieberkuhn, a lieberkuhn carrier, a mounting for accessoies and a ivory talc box.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Brass and wood