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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  
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Brief Description: The copper alloy body tube of the microscope 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, has a removable slat to allow the microscope to pivot out, and is lined with green velvet. The accessories present are: four objectives each with a removable cap; a fishplate; a Lieberkühn in a can; a Lieberkühn carrier; an ivory talc box containing glass circles and metal rings for sliders; four ivory sliders; a cone condenser; a spring stage; a live box; and a Hummingbird's feather folded in two squares of paper.

(.1: Microscope and case; .2: 4x objectives; .3: fishplate; .4: Lieberkühn and can; .5: Lieberkühn carrier; .6: Talc box; .7: 4x ivory sliders; .8: cone condenser; .9: spring stage; .10: live box; .11: Hummingbird feather)
Primary Inscriptions: "Nairne & Blunt" London on the stage
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Mahogany
Copper alloy
Mirror glass
Animal remains


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