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Compound Binocular Microscope, by Ross, London, 1863

Inventory Number: 51364
Object Type:
Persons: ? Ross
Date Created: 1863
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1970-101
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.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Brass.