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Chest Microscope with Accessories

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Inventory Number: 44673
Object Type: microscope
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number:
Brief Description: The brass body tube has an eyepiece with a pivoting dust cover. The lower, narrow section of the body has an external thread to take objectives. The body is supported by a ring on an arm attached to the top of the square cross sectioned pillar. The cruciform stage has a recessed stage hole, a pinhole and two slots for accessories. The stage is mounted on a sliding sleeve and can be raised or lowered for focusing by a vertical screw on the side of the pillar. A pivoting arm holds the mount for the concave mirror. The pillar is mounted on a cradle joint on the inside the case and folds flat when not in use. The case is mahogany and lined with green velvet. The accessories present are four objectives, a fishplate, a Lieberkuhn in a can, a Lieberkuhn carrier, an ivory talc box, four ivory sliders, a cone condenser, a spring stage and a live box.
Primary Inscriptions: "Nairne & Blunt" London on the stage
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Brass
Wood
Velvet
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
375 130 mm

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