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Compound Binocular Microscope, by Murray & Heath, London, c. 1870

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Inventory Number: 39347
Object Type: microscope
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1944-1/327
Brief Description: This binocular microscope has two separate prisms which are "difficult to adjust." The limb is mounted on trunnions on a tripod foot. A cylindrical mounting supports the body on a bracket that attaches to one of the body tubes. Coarse focusing is by rackwork that extends a triangular sectioned bar from the main part of the limb, while fine focusing is by means of a knurled wheel operating against a spring at the top of the body mounting. The eyepieces are Huygenian and the interocular distance is adjusted by a mill-edged knob and rackwork on the eyepiece mountings. The stage is faced with glass and a brass slide-carrier is held on the stage by two spring clips. Under the stage is a rotating disc with four apertures and a large plano-concave mirror. There are no objectives with this microscope.
Primary Inscriptions: Signed on the foot "Murray & Heath, London."
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
435 163 mm


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