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Compound Microscope

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Inventory Number: 43183
Object Type: microscope
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
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Brief Description: This brass instrument stands on a cylindrical pillar on a flat tripod foot, inscribed with the maker's name and address. A compass joint at the top of the pillar holds the stage and cylindrical limb. The stage has a bracket on two pins, to hold specimens, and below is a rotating disk with five apertures. A triple mill-edged knob extends an inner cylinder from the top of the limb and an arm is attached to the top of this cylinder. The body tube has a blackened eyecup and screws into a ring at the end of the arm. It has an internal thread at the lower end for objectives.
Primary Inscriptions: "Watkins & Hill Charing Cross London" on the base
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
375 165 mm

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