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Simple Vial Microscope, by C. Varley, English, c. 1835

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Inventory Number: 54345
Object Type:
Persons: Varley
Date Created: c. 1835
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Clay Collection By Collection  
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: The microscope comprises a glass specimen bottle held in a brass collar. Light may be shone though a brass tube at right angles to the bottle and the contents viewed though an eyepiece in a split brass ring opposite. The collar is supported on an arm carried by a vertical brass rod by means of a clamp screw. The rod is set in a boss fastened to a brass ring on the lead-weighted base.

Vertical brass rod which screws into the base and supports a collar to hold the specimen bottle.

Lead-weighted base.

Lens cap

Specimen bottle with cork stopper. There is a glass slide and piece of cork inside the speciment bottle.
Primary Inscriptions: "C. Varley, Invt."
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Cu alloy
Glass
Lead
cork
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
267 95 105 mm

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Brass rod for Simple Vial Microscope, by C. Varley, English, c. 1835

preview image for Brass rod for Simple Vial Microscope, by C. Varley, English, c. 1835
Inventory Number: 54345
Object Type:
Persons: Varley
Date Created: c. 1835
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Clay Collection By Collection  
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: Vertical brass rod which screws into the base and supports a collar to hold the specimen bottle.
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Cu alloy
Glass
Lead
cork
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
267 95 105 mm

Narratives

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Base for Simple Vial Microscope, by C. Varley, English, c. 1835

preview image for Base for Simple Vial Microscope, by C. Varley, English, c. 1835
Inventory Number: 54345
Object Type:
Persons: Varley
Date Created: c. 1835
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Clay Collection By Collection  
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: Lead-weighted base with brass collar to support brass rod.
Primary Inscriptions: "C. Varley, Invt."
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Cu alloy
Glass
Lead
cork
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
267 95 105 mm

Narratives

Image with multimedia irn 49963Image with multimedia irn 49964Image with multimedia irn 49965

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/54345

Lens Cap for Simple Vial Microscope, by C. Varley, English, c. 1835

preview image for Lens Cap for Simple Vial Microscope, by C. Varley, English, c. 1835
Inventory Number: 54345
Object Type:
Persons: Varley
Date Created: c. 1835
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Clay Collection By Collection  
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: Lens cap which screws into place.
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Cu alloy
Glass
Lead
cork
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
267 95 105 mm

Narratives

Image with multimedia irn 49963Image with multimedia irn 49964Image with multimedia irn 49965

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/54345

Specimen Bottle for Simple Vial Microscope, by C. Varley, English, c. 1835

preview image for Specimen Bottle for Simple Vial Microscope, by C. Varley, English, c. 1835
Inventory Number: 54345
Object Type:
Persons: Varley
Date Created: c. 1835
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Clay Collection By Collection  
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: Specimen bottle with cork stopper. There is a glass slide and piece of cork inside the speciment bottle.
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Cu alloy
Glass
Lead
cork
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
267 95 105 mm

Narratives

Image with multimedia irn 49963Image with multimedia irn 49964Image with multimedia irn 49965

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/54345