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'London' Compound Microscope, by Beck, London, c.1950

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Inventory Number: 23975
Object Type: microscope
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1996-4
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. model 47
Provenance: Presented by the School of Biological Sciences, Manchester University, in 1996. RMS-MHS Collection of Twentieth-Century Microscopes.
Collection Group: RMS-MHS Collection
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
300 150 mm

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