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Aquatic Microscope in Case, by C. Chevalier, Paris, After 1841

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Inventory Number: 52359
Object Type: Microscope Case
Persons: Charles Chevalier (Maker)
Date Created:
Place Created: Paris France Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
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Brief Description: French Aquatic Microscope post-1841. This simple microscope is provided with rack focusing and traverse movements for the lens, which can also be tilted on a pin. A convex mirror is held via horseshoe attachment to stem. A stage with two specimen clasps is held in position above the mirror(.1). The stage plate, which is removable, is provided with a 5-hole aperture plate (.2).

Microscope screws into a socket on top of its case. Case is mahogany with removable drawer, opened via a porcelain handle. Interior of case is lined with green felt supports (.8). Housed inside the case are two lenses, one for low power (.3), the other for 5 powers (.4), both signed Charles Chevalier. Also present is a set of tweezers (.5), a copper alloy collar with pin which attaches to stem (.6), two glass slides featuring the down of a swan and a section of cane (.7).
Primary Inscriptions: Charles Chevalier Ingenieur Opticien Palais Royale 163 Paris
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Wood
Copper alloy
Metal
Glass
Felt
Porcelain

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