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Dissecting Microscope in Case, by E. Leitz, Wetzlar, c.1920

Inventory Number: 47929
Object Type: microscope
Persons: C. Baker (Retailer)
(Maker)
Date Created: c. 1920
Place Created: Wetzlar Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1961-138/139
Brief Description: The cylindrical brass pillar stands on a black enamelled steel foot. A plane mirror backed by a white glass disc in a horseshoe mount is set at the lower end of the pillar. The rectangular stage has a glass plate and two spring clips. Two milled knobs at the rear of the pillar rack a triangular sectioned bar up from within the pillar. An arm with a split ring at the end is screwed to the top of the bar. There are two compound objectives, labelled 'VERGR 10' and 'VERGR 20,' that push into the ring. The mahogany case also holds a porcelain dish, a hand lens a specimen compressor on a brass plate, a quill brush, a steel pin, two pieces of chamois leather and a piece of linen.
Primary Inscriptions: "E. Leitz opt. Mech. Werkst├Ątte Wetzlar" on an ivory plaque inside the lid of the case
Provenance: Transferred from the Department of Geology and Mineralogy, Oxford, in 1961, per Dr E. A. Vincent.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Brass
Steel
Enamel
Wood
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
125 90 mm

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