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Compound Microscope, by Adams, London

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Inventory Number: 40477
Object Type: microscope
Persons: George Adams
Date Created: Late 18th Century
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1944-1/617
Brief Description: A turned pillar stands on a flat folding tripod foot and supports the square sectioned limb via a compass joint. Two struts connect the top of the limb to the foot. The compound eyepiece screws into body tube. An arm that attached to the top of the limb by a pivoting rack and pinion, has a threaded ring that holds the body. The stage is mounted on a rack and pinion for focusing. The stage plate has three pinholes and a sliding bracket to hold specimens. It rotates and can be racked back and forth and side to side. Below the stage are a rotating disc with four apertures and a plano-concave mirror. The accessories include an alternative stage, three eyepieces, a two objectives, a Lieberkuhn, six specimen chambers on brass plates, two dark wells, stage forceps a stage clamp and an accessory arm. The outfit is stored in a Mahogany case with two drawers.
Primary Inscriptions: "ADAMS LONDON"
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
540 220 mm

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