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Cuff-Type Compound Microscope with Accessories and Case, by John Cuff, London, c. 1750

Inventory Number: 44203
Object Type:
Persons: John Cuff
Date Created: c.1750
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number:
Brief Description: The base is made of stained oak, mahogany and fruitwood. A shaped brass plate supports the split side pillar and the mirror. The stage is cruciform and fixed to the front half of the pillar. The rear half slides relative to the front for coarse focusing. The optical system has two eye lenses and field lens. The accessories comprise: six objectives, a spring stage, stage forceps and pin, stage bull's eye, large fish plate, ebony disc with inset ivory, a Lieberkuhn and carrier, an ivory talc box, and a pasteboard case containing three glass phials and two quill and hair brushes (that have never been used).
Primary Inscriptions: "J [lozenge] Cuff: Londini Jnvt: & Fecit"
Provenance: Lent by the Royal Microscopical Society.
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection
Material(s): brass
glass and ivory