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Nuremberg Solar Microscope

Inventory Number: 55991
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: Nuremberg Solar Microscope with an adjustable rectangular mirror.

Blackened, polished wooden base which consists of a panel which the microscope screws into. There is a frame for the mirror which is attached by a metal hinge to a cog wheel. The cog wheel can be rotated by a knob on the other side of the panel, adjusting the position of the mirror. The second knob winds a thread that controls the inclination of the mirror.

Inner body tube, constructed of pasteboard covered with decorated paper, which supports a spring stage and eyepiece.

Outer body tube, constructed of pasteboard covered with decorated papr, with a wooden base which screws into the wooden microscope base.

Rectangular mirror plate which is mounted into the frame on the microscope base. There is a mirror, a rectangle of paper and a layer of thin blackened wood.
Primary Inscriptions: 343 on panel
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay in 1944.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Wood
Paper
Pasteboard
mirrored glass
Glass
Cu alloy
Fe alloy
vegetal fibre
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
228 167 330 mm

There are no associated narratives.

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/55991

Mirror for Nuremberg Solar Microscope

Inventory Number: 55991
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: Rectangular mirror plate which is mounted into the frame on the microscope base. There is a mirror, a rectangle of paper and a layer of thin blackened wood.
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay in 1944.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Wood
Paper
Pasteboard
mirrored glass
Glass
Cu alloy
Fe alloy
vegetal fibre
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
228 167 330 mm

There are no associated narratives.

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/55991

Outer Body Tube for Nuremberg Solar Microscope

Inventory Number: 55991
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: Outer body tube, constructed of pasteboard covered with decorated papr, with a wooden base which screws into the wooden microscope base.
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay in 1944.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Wood
Paper
Pasteboard
mirrored glass
Glass
Cu alloy
Fe alloy
vegetal fibre
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
228 167 330 mm

There are no associated narratives.

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/55991

Body Tube and Eyepiece for Nuremberg Solar Microscope

Inventory Number: 55991
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: Inner body tube, constructed of pasteboard covered with decorated paper, which supports a sprung wooden stage and wooden-mounted eyepiece.
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay in 1944.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Wood
Paper
Pasteboard
mirrored glass
Glass
Cu alloy
Fe alloy
vegetal fibre
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
228 167 330 mm

There are no associated narratives.

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/55991

Base for Nuremberg Solar Microscope

Inventory Number: 55991
Object Type:
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: Blackened, polished wooden base which consists of a panel which the microscope screws into. There is a frame for the mirror which is attached by a metal hinge to a cog wheel. The cog wheel can be rotated by a knob on the other side of the panel, adjusting the position of the mirror. The second knob winds a thread that controls the inclination of the mirror.
Primary Inscriptions: 343 on panel
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay in 1944.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Wood
Paper
Pasteboard
mirrored glass
Glass
Cu alloy
Fe alloy
vegetal fibre
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
228 167 330 mm

There are no associated narratives.

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/55991