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Simple Microscope, by George Lindsay, London, 1742

Inventory Number: 51943
Object Type:
Persons: George Lindsay
Date Created: 1743
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1970-101/part
Brief Description: Commonly called the 'snuff-box microscope'. The flat folding tripod has a threaded socket for the pillar, which is in two parts. Objective number 1 is set in a silver lieberkuhn. There is another lieberkuhn for use with other objective lenses. Objectives 2 to 7 are mounded in two strips of brass that dovetail under the eye-cup. The wooden box is covered in black leather and lined green velvet (the lid is marked 22 in pencil). A paper label inside the lid advertises "G Lindsay Watch & Clockmaker to his Royal Highness ye Prince of Wales at ye Dial near Catherine Street in ye Strand. Inventor & Maker of ye Generally portable microscope". Other accessories include a fish-plate, stage, forceps, tweezers, four sliders and an ivory container for brass split rings.
Primary Inscriptions: "Geo: Lindsay Invr & Fecr". Serial No. 22 stamped behind eyepiece; date 1742 (sic) stamped under base plate.
Provenance: Lent by the Royal Microscopical Society. No record of acquisition but owned by RMS in 1895.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Brass and silver (wood
leather and velvet).

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Inventory Number: 51943
Object Type: Microscope Case
Persons: George Lindsay
Date Created:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number:
Brief Description: Simple microscope by Lindsay. Microscope comes with small black hide covered wood box lined with green fabric. Box contains three ivory sliders each with five specimen windows, and one ebony slider with four windows.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance:
Collection Group:
Material(s): Brass and silver (wood
leather and velvet).

Narratives

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/51943