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Drum Microscope with Accessories and Case, by G. Oberhaeuser, Paris, c. 1840

Inventory Number: 41612
Object Type: microscope
Persons: Georges Oberhaeuser (Maker)
Date Created: c. 1850
Place Created: Paris France Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1970-101/part
Brief Description: A compound eyepiece pushes into draw tube in the top of the brass body, which is held in a brass sleeve. A nose with button objectives screws into the lower end of the body. A vertical pillar extends from one side of the rectangular stage plate, which carries an arm supporting the optical components. A superstage condenser lens is mounted on an articulated arm, on a collar that fits on the sleeve. The stage stands on a cylinder on a circular weighted base. A window is cut in the front of the cylinder to allow light to the concave mirror mounted on a spindle within. The mahogany case also contains a second eyepiece and nosepiece.
Primary Inscriptions: "G. Oberhaeuser, Place Dauphine, Paris" Box stamped with the serial no. 1974.
Provenance: Presented by J B Nias, 18 October 1893.
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection
Material(s): Brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
260 80 mm


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