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Lucernal and Solar Microscope by George Adams, London, c. 1790

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Inventory Number: 67792
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Persons: George Adams
Date Created: c.1790
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
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Brief Description: Compendium of projection microscopes. Lucernal and solar microscopes by Adams. On shelf with scopes are two small wood shelves with eight wooden sliders numbered 1-8, each containing five specimens.

Lucernal microscope on tribrach and pillar stand supports a pyramidal projection box. To one end is a ground glass projection screen, below which is the bracket that holds a telescoping brass tube carrying the eye locating aperture.
The brass solar microscope, with opaque specimen chamber, has a square plate with screw holes in opposite corners to attach it to a window shutter with the long narrow mirror projecting outside the window.
Accessories in handled wooden case include: eight ebony opaque specimen sliders in two mahogany trays, two iron pegs with flattened ends and a long handle with Hooke joint and key to adjust the rackwork on the specimen holders.
With separated wooden supports and brass handle within interior of case. Case is well-used and is largely scratched and damaged on exterior
Primary Inscriptions: "ADAMS LONDON" For other inscriptions, see Document.
Provenance: Lent by the Royal Microscopical Society.
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection
Material(s): Wood


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