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Compound Microscope, Case and Accessories, English, c. 1780

Inventory Number: 47893
Object Type:
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
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Brief Description: The folding tripod base has a compass joint to the cylindrical pillar. The optical tube is on a transverse bar running though a housing at the top of the pillar that gives it 'aquatic' movement. The six objectives are in a disc with a click stop and a hole to view the number of the lens position. The stage holds a substage condenser and a bull's-eye and a vertical, rectangular bar runs below the stage carrying a plane mirror. The case is covered in black fishskin and lined with green velvet. It holds a circular spring stage, a live box, a fishplate, a black and white disc mounted on a steel pin, a wet cell and five objectives.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated
Provenance: Lent by the Royal Microscopical Society.
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection
Material(s): Brass. (box of wood
fishskin and velvet)