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Compound Microscope with Case and Accessories, by Tulley & Sons, London, c. 1830

Inventory Number: 40559
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Brief Description: Compound microscope with accessories in a wooden case. A cylindrical pillar stands on a flat folding tripod base. The optical components and stage are attached to the pillar by a compass joint. An arm supports a cylinder that holds the body tube and two telescopic struts connected to the base steady the assembly. The body can be racked up and down within the cylinder. The mechanical stage is operated by two double mill-edged screws and has a copper alloy bracket to hold specimens. A pinhole at the front of the stage carries a bull's-eye lens on a pivoting arm. A cylindrical arm below the stage supports a copper alloy ring, with pinholes for substage accessories, and a plano-concave mirror on sliding sleeves.
Primary Inscriptions: Tulley & Sons, Islington London
Provenance: Presented by E. M. Nelson in 1931. The accession type number 1911-288 is a Science Museum (London) number, some of Nelson's collection having previously been on loan there.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Copper Alloy
Metal
Glass
Leather
Ivory
Felt
Wood
Bone
Paper
Card
Paint

There are no associated narratives.

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Compound Microscope, by Tulley & Sons, London, c. 1830

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Inventory Number: 40559
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Brief Description: A cylindrical pillar stands on a flat folding tripod base. The optical components and stage are attached to the pillar by a compass joint. An arm supports a cylinder that holds the body tube and two telescopic struts connected to the base steady the assembly. The body can be racked up and down within the cylinder. The mechanical stage is operated by two double mill-edged screws and has a copper alloy bracket to hold specimens. A pinhole at the front of the stage carries a bull's-eye lens on a pivoting arm. A cylindrical arm below the stage supports a copper alloy ring, with pinholes for substage accessories, and a plano-concave mirror on sliding sleeves.
Primary Inscriptions: Tulley & Sons, Islington London
Provenance: Presented by E. M. Nelson in 1931. The accession type number 1911-288 is a Science Museum (London) number, some of Nelson's collection having previously been on loan there.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Copper Alloy
Metal
Glass
Leather
Ivory
Felt
Wood
Bone
Paper
Card
Paint

There are no associated narratives.

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Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/40559