'London' Compound Microscope, by Beck, London, c.1950
|Inventory Number:|| 23975|
|Object Type:|| microscope|
|Place Created:|| London England United Kingdom Europe
|Brief Description:||The black stand has a Y-shaped foot with a short pillar supporting the curved limb via a compass joint. The body tube moves on rackwork for coarse focusing and a graduated knob on the limb adjusts the fine focus. The eyepiece drops into a graduated draw tube that telescopes from the top of the body. A rotating objective changer is attached to the lower end of the body. Two of the three sockets hold objectives. A substage condenser with an iris diaphragm and a pivoting mount for aperture discs is mounted on rackwork below the rectangular stage. A plano-concave mirror is set in a horseshoe mount on the lower end of the limb. The instrument is stored in a wooden carrying case.|
|Primary Inscriptions:||London Model / Beck London / 28269.
|Provenance:||Presented by the School of Biological Sciences, Manchester University, in 1996. RMS-MHS Collection of Twentieth-Century Microscopes.|
|Collection Group:||RMS-MHS Collection|
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