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Compound Microscope and Accessories, by Benjamin Martin, London, Mid-18th Century

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Inventory Number: 48600
Object Type: Object
Persons: Benjamin Martin
Date Created: mid-18th century
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Brief Description: Compound microscope by Benjamin Martin. The microscope has a removable eyepiece and body tube, and it has a sliding collar with a threaded end for an objective. The microscope slots into a round collar which is attached to the pillar on the stand. The stand is attached to the base, and has a stage and mirror attached.
The base has a single drawer for accessories, including: six objectives; a copper alloy Bonani spring stage; a bull's-eye lens on a steel rod; a copper alloy cone condenser; a Lieberk├╝hn in a copper alloy case; a copper alloy fishplate; a pin with an ivory black and white disc, on a copper alloy jointed mounting; copper alloy tweezers; an ivory talc box containing mica windows; and ten ivory sliders with four windows in each.
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Brass
Wood
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
380 158 mm

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