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Museum Microscope with Case, by T. Winter, London, c. 1825-50

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Inventory Number: 38985
Object Type: Object
Persons: T. Winter
Date Created: Second Quarter 19th Century
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1944-1/244
Brief Description: Museum microscope with case, by T. Winter, London, c. 1825-50. The microscope's (38985.1) ivory drum is mounted on a copper alloy stand and has specimens on its outer surface. There are 24 transparent specimens numbered along one edge of the drum and 25 opaque specimens numbered 25 to 49 on the other edge. There is a central sequence of differently sized specimens which are unnumbered, some of which are empty. The drum can be rotated by a knob on the stand. The base is circular and inscribed with the manufacturer's name. A bracket on the base holds a concave mirror within the drum. Above the drum is a mount for optical components. None are present. The case (38985.2) is mahogany with copper alloy hinges and a copper alloy carrying handle. The inside of the back of the case has a trade card with the maker's logo stuck to it.
Primary Inscriptions: Engraved on base "T. WINTER | No. 9 New Bond Street, London". Printed trade card inside case: "WINTER, | Working Optician, | No. 9, | New Bond Street | Late with Frasers".
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Copper alloy
Animal tissue
Plant tissue
Mineralogical specimens

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