Dissecting Microscope, Birmingham, c.1870
|Inventory Number:|| 34961|
|Object Type:|| microscope|
|Place Created:|| Birmingham England United Kingdom Europe
|Brief Description:||A cylindrical pillar is fixed to a mahogany baseboard, on which the concave mirror is set. The board has three wells for the objectives and there is an inclined ledge to take a glass slide. A mill-edged knob racks a bar upwards, from within the pillar, that supports an arm with a threaded ring. There is a mounting with a bar-clip hold the stages, of which there are four: a trough with cork lining and a glass covered aperture, a brass plate with a central aperture, a brass plate with no aperture and a brass ring. There is a centring turntable in the form of a brass plate on an iron rod that fits through a hole in the stage. The case closes around the instrument. It also contains a quill brush, stage forceps, a cork mount on a rod and a glass plate. There is also a tray that has places for fourteen bottles. Seven are present.|
|Primary Inscriptions:||Unsigned and undated|
|Provenance:||Lent by the Royal Microscopical Society in 1970.
Bequeathed to the Society by Frederick Richard Dixon-Nuttall FRMS|
|Collection Group:||Royal Microscopical Society Collection|
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