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Lucernal Microscope, by Huntley

Inventory Number: 52448
Object Type: microscope
Persons: Huntley
Date Created:
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: The instrument has a tapering wooden body and stands on a wooden base. There is a square glass screen at the wide end and a panel on top of the body, behind the screen, slides out allowing access to a wooden frame holding lenses. A brass cylinder screwed to the narrow end of the body has a thread to take objectives. The stage is mounted in a dovetail slot opposite the objective mounting. It consists of a brass ring on top of which a bracket for holding specimens is mounted. A flat bar at the base of the stage carries a concave mirror on a compass joint. A cylindrical bar mounted along the length of the base fits a threaded hole in the stage. This adjusts the focus and is operated by a knob set under the screen. A wooden tray, with eleven specimen sliders, is also present. There are also two Hooke joints.
Primary Inscriptions: "Huntley City Road"
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Wood
Brass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
300 170 170 mm

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