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Gould-Type Microscope in Case with Accessories, by T. Harris & Son, London, c. 1825-50

Inventory Number: 97753
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1970-101/part
Brief Description: A gould type microscope, manufactured by T. Harris & Son. The instrument has a pillar which screws into the top of its case, turning the case into the instrument's base. An arm with threaded opening to fit the conical shaped body tube is attached to the top of the pillar. A circular stage is mounted to the pillar. Focusing is by moving the stage via a vertical screw.
The instrument is stored in a mahogany case which serves as the instrument's base. The case is lined with purple fitting. The following accessories are present in the case: Concave mirror in a horseshoe mount, three objectives (one of which is in position at the base of the body tube), stage forceps, part of a black/white disc, one ivory slider, two bone sliders, and one ivory-handled dissecting needle and scalpel.
Primary Inscriptions: .7: "a FLY / (1) wing / (2) leg / 1 2 3 4" "3" .9: "T. HARRIS & SON OPTICIANS 52. GT. RUSSELL ST. BLOOMSBURY LONDON."
Provenance: Presented by Percey Edward Radley, 1917 Deposited by the Royal Microscopical Society with their collection.
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection
Material(s): copper alloy
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
85 22 mm

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