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Cuff-Type Compound Microscope in Case with Accessories, by Mann & Ayscough, English, c. 1745

Inventory Number: 48009
Object Type: Microscope Case
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number:
Brief Description: Cuff-type compound microscope by Mann & Ayscough; with tall central post, a plano-concave mirror in a horseshoe mount and a rectangular base which attaches to the wooden case. The accessories include a stage plate with card ring, six objectives, an ivory talc box filled with mica discs, two card pill boxes (one containing a single glass disc and the other containing mica discs and metal rings), a fishplate, stage forceps, a stage bullseye condenser lens, a substage cone aperture, a glass lens in copper alloy collar, five specimen slides (four bone and one metal), a Lieberkuhn in case and cylindrical holder. All stored in a rectangular wooden box with sliding lid and removable tray.
Primary Inscriptions: "Mann & Ayscough London" on the stage
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Brass
Wood
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
440 130

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