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Solar Microscope with Case and Accessories, by W & S Jones, London, c. 1800-25

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Inventory Number: 47467
Object Type: Microscope Case
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1944-1/380
Brief Description: A solar microscope with a rectangular mirror attached to a square plate with a central circular thread to attach the conical lens. Focussing is by rack and pinion. The microscope is housed in a hinged mahogany box with two swing clasp fastenings and a lock mechanism. Inside, there are wooden supports for the instrument and its accessories. The accessories with the microscope are: A copper alloy box with a Martin mirror inside to view opaque objects; a spring tube with a thread for an eyepiece for use with the Martin mirror box; a wooden handle to use the barrel as a hand-held instrument; an eyepiece; a set of two mill-edged screws; three sliding sub stage condensers; an objective slider with 6 differently sized objective lenses; stage forceps; a copper alloy wire accessory with a circular end; a tray-shaped slide carrier; a copper alloy wet slide with four chambers; a set of seven ivory sliders; an ivory talc box containing mica talcs and copper alloy split circles; two glass vials; and a three-pronged forceps which is moved inside a square tube by a mill-edged screw.
Primary Inscriptions: "W & S, JONES, 30 Holborn London"
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay in 1944.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
143 143 mm

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