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Compound, Simple and Solar Microscope, by William Robertson, Edinburgh, c. 1750

Inventory Number: 49902
Object Type:
Persons: William Robertson (Maker)
Date Created: c. 1750.
Place Created: Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1970-101/part
Brief Description: Adaptable to act as solar microscope. A brass tripod holds a mount of lignum-vitae into which the brass barrel of the microscope screws. A decorated brass arm from the tripod carries an oval mirror. Focusing is by a fine screw attached to the side of the barrel.
Primary Inscriptions: "W.R.Fecit" [William Robertson, Edinburgh]
Provenance: Lent by the Royal Microscopical Society in 1970. Presented to the Society by James More Jnr FRMS, 20 January 1897.
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection
Material(s): Brass
lignum vitae
iron and ivory (wooden case)