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Compound Microscope with Accessories in Case by Pritchard

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Inventory Number: 38453
Object Type: Object
Persons: Pritchard
Date Created:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Brief Description: The cylindrical pillar screws into a tripod. This is unscrewed and inverted so legs fold against the pillar when the instrument is stored. The limb is also cylindrical and held in a clamp mounted on a compass joint at the top of the pillar. The stage is a trapezoidal copper alloy plate with a threaded hole and a bracket to hold specimens. A milled knob near the stage mounting raises a bar, with a triangular cross section, from within the limb. The optical components are fitted to the top of this bar. These include a compound body tube, a simple eyecup set on a rotating disk with five lenses and an arm with a threaded ring to hold eye lenses. There are four such lenses, with dust caps, that are stored in a case covered in red leather. Other accessories with this microscope include a wet cell, a live box, three lenses in blackened ivory settings, a lens in a copper alloy cylinder, stage forceps on a copper alloy arm, a slide with six lenses and two dovetail slides each with a lens. The box is mahogany.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Copper alloy
Glass
Metal
Wood
Velvet
Leather
Blackened ivory

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