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Compound Microscope with Accessories and Case, 1867, by J. Swift, London,

Inventory Number: 10126
Object Type: microscope
Persons: J Swift (Maker)
Date Created: 1867
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number:
Brief Description: This brass instrument has a Ross type stand with a flat tripod foot and trunions supporting the limb. Two milled knobs rack a bar, with a triangular cross section, from within the limb for coarse focusing. The Wenham binocular body is carried on an arm at the top of the tube, a milled head on a screw on the arm operates the fine focus. The mechanical stage is mounted at on the limb the level of the trunions. A rotating disk with four apertures is mounted on a cylinder attached to the underside of the stage. The lower end of the limb holds the plano-concave mirror, below the stage, set on a pivoting arm on a sliding sleeve.
Primary Inscriptions: "J SWIFT 15 KINGSLAND Rd. NE Optician" (within an oval strap and buckle.
Provenance: Lent by the Royal Microscopical Society in 1970.
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection
Material(s): Brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
430 185 mm

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