Compound Binocular Microscope, by Ross, London, 1863
|Inventory Number:|| 51364|
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|Place Created:|| London England United Kingdom Europe
|Brief Description:||The Y-shaped foot has strutted side plates that form trunions that hold the heavy limb. Focusing is by rackwork to a rectangular bar that holds the arm carrying the body tube. This instrument includes the recently invented Wenham binocular body-tube, inscribed with 'microscopical society of London. Accessories include: four eyepieces, five objectives in cans, two sizes of tweezer, a Wollaston-type camera lucida and a substage Nicol prism analyser with three swivelling selenite discs.|
|Primary Inscriptions:||"ROSS, LONDON". Body-tube signed "WENHAM'S BINOCULAR by Ross, London". Tubes engraved "Microscopical Society of London. Presented by Mr Thos Ross, June, 10th 1863".|
|Provenance:||Lent by the Royal Microscopical Society.
Received by exhange from Thomas Ross, 10 June 1863. The two immersion fronts presented by him October 1869.|