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Compound and Solar Microscope with Accessories in Case

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Inventory Number: 43487
Object Type: microscope
Persons: Francis Watkins
Date Created:
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
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Brief Description: The compound microscope consists of a decorative octagonal pillar screws into the flat, folding tripod base. The horizontal arm and vertical, dovetail limb attach to the pillar via a hinge. Rack work on the limb allows the stage to be moved up and down for focusing. A sprung bracket beneath the stage is shaped to hold glass phials and there is a spring clip on top of the stage. The second clip is missing. A plate at the top of the stand is inscribed with the maker's name. It carries a rotating disk with seven objective lenses. The body tube screws onto this plate. The rectangular mirror and body for the solar microscope are present but the back plate and specimen carrier are missing. Accessories include an ivory talc box, two Lieberkühn, a fishplate, a copper alloy pin and a copper alloy tube mounted on a screw-tightened bracket. The fitted case covered in black fish skin and lined with red velvet.
Primary Inscriptions: ‘F. WATKINS, / Charing Cross’
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay in 1944.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
340 200 mm

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