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Screwbarrel Microscope, by George Sterrop, English, c. 1740

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Inventory Number: 81020
Object Type: Object
Persons: George Sterrop
Date Created: c. 1740
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1970-101/part
Brief Description: A condensing lens is set at the end of a threaded copper alloy brass cylinder that screws into the barrel. The stage consists of three disks, one of which is shaped to take a glass phial, and a Steel spring that presses it against the threaded cylinder. The objective screws into the end of the barrel. There are two objective lenses with caps, a wet cell and seven Bone sliders. The box is covered in black fish skin and lined with green velvet. A piece of paper in the box gives presentation details and a label with the RMS number is present.
Primary Inscriptions: 'Geo. Sterrop Fecit' (mostly rubbed out) on tube
Provenance: Lent by the Royal Microscopical Society. Presented to the Society by M. Heron-Allen, 17th February 1909.
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection
Material(s): Fish Skin
Copper Alloy
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
35 90 59 mm

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