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Simple Botanic Microscope, English, c. 1800

Inventory Number: 53670
Object Type:
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Brief Description: The box is wood with copper alloy frames and a pale velvet lining in the base. The lid is hinged at one end with instructions for use printed on a label on the inside. The lens is set in a copper alloy annulus, the central area of which is blackened ivory, supported by one column. Below the lens is a circular stage also supported by the column. When the box is closed the assembly lies flat. As the lid is opened the instrument is raised to a vertical position. There are copper alloy forceps, a scalpel. a pin and a lens.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Paper
 Copper Alloy
Blackened Ivory
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
27 107 54 mm


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