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Compound Microscope, by Schiek, Berlin, c. 1840

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Inventory Number: 40326
Object Type: microscope
Place Created: Berlin Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
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Brief Description: A cylindrical brass pillar stands on folding, flat tripod foot. A steel limb, with a triangular cross section, is attached to the top of the pillar buy a compass joint. The body tube is carried on an arm on a sleeve that can be racked up and down on the limb for coarse focusing. A vertical screw on the limb moves the stage for fine focusing. The eyepiece pushes into the top of the body and button objective lenses screw onto the lower end. The square stage has a black circular plate set into it and a brass bracket to hold specimens. A condenser is fitted to the underside of the stage which can be focused by a lever. The fitted case is mahogany. The supports are faced with brown velvet and a compartment is lined with the same material. The accessories comprise five eyepieces, seven objectives, a mechanical stage, a specimen compressor, a bull's-eye condenser lens on a brass pillar, a brass pin, steel forceps, stage forceps on a steel pin, a live box, a threaded brass collar, a lens assembly in a brass cylinder and an objective with a Lieberkuhn in a can.
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Provenance: Once the property of W. Crum FRS (1796-1867)
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Material(s): Brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
450 260 mm


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