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Simple Wooden Microscope, by Logan, USA, 1871

Inventory Number: 46837
Object Type: microscope
Persons: Logan (Maker)
Date Created: 1871
Place Created: USA North America
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1970-101/part
Brief Description: Wooden stand with a turned base and pillar. The plane substage mirror is a replacement and is mounted on a rod near the base of the pillar. The rectangular stage is set at the top of the pillar and has two steel spring clips. An arm with a ring to hold the lenses is mounted on a square sectioned rod that runs down the inside of the pillar. Focusing is by a wooden nut in the pillar that acts on the rod. Three lenses in wooden settings are stored in a cardboard box. The label reads 'Globule Lenses for Logan's Simple Microscope' and the diameters of the lenses.
Primary Inscriptions: "LOGAN'S SIMPLE MICROSCOPE; PATENTED AUG. 17, 1869".
Provenance: Presented by James N Logan, October 1871.
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection
Material(s): Wood
probably hickory.
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
200 140 mm