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Brass Culpeper Type Microscope with Accessories and Case

Inventory Number: 10168
Object Type: microscope
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number:
Brief Description: This brass instrument stands on a disk with a pinhole for a mirror at its centre. Three scrolled legs support the circular stage and body. The stage has a keyhole slot and a pinhole for accessories. The body consists of a draw tube that pushes into a cylinder fixed to the legs. The tube has a blackened eyecup, that screws over the eye lens, and a field lens. The tapered nose has as internal thread for objectives. The pyramid case is mahogany and has a drawer lined with green felt. The draw contains four objectives, a brass fishplate and a cone condenser.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: RMS Collection
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection
Material(s): Brass
Wood
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
260 85 mm

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