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Compound Microscope with Accessories

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Inventory Number: 38738
Object Type: Object
Place Created: Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number:
Brief Description: Compound Microscope, manufactured by Waldstein.
Primary Inscriptions: "Waldstein, Wien und Muchen"" on body tube
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): copper alloy
Glass
Wood
Steel
ivory
velvet
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
305 180 mm

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Compound Microscope

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Inventory Number: 38738
Object Type: Object
Place Created: Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number:
Brief Description: A pillar with a triangular cross section stands on a flat tripod foot. One leg carries the concave mirror and has a pinhole to hold a super stage prism. The rectangular stage is mounted on a bracket screwed to the pillar. It has a round stage hole and a peg on a spring passes through the stage to a plate, shaped to hold specimens. A sleeve above the stage, with an arm supporting the body tube, can be racked up and down for focusing. The eyepiece pushes into a setting that screws into the top of the tube. There are four objectives that can screw together in combinations.
Primary Inscriptions: "Waldstein, Wien und Muchen"" on body tube
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): copper alloy
Glass
Wood
Steel
ivory
velvet
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
305 180 mm

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three eye pieces

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Inventory Number: 38738
Object Type: Object
Place Created: Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number:
Brief Description: Other accessories are two eyepieces and a third that does not fit the setting.
Primary Inscriptions: "Waldstein, Wien und Muchen"" on body tube
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): copper alloy
Glass
Wood
Steel
ivory
velvet
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
305 180 mm

Narratives

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Four glass discs

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Inventory Number: 38738
Object Type: Object
Place Created: Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number:
Brief Description: A plain glass disk, two blue glass disks and a dished glass disk.
Primary Inscriptions: "Waldstein, Wien und Muchen"" on body tube
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): copper alloy
Glass
Wood
Steel
ivory
velvet
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
305 180 mm

Narratives

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An Amici Prism

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Inventory Number: 38738
Object Type: Object
Place Created: Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number:
Brief Description: An Amici prism on a telescoping stand.
Primary Inscriptions: "Waldstein, Wien und Muchen"" on body tube
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): copper alloy
Glass
Wood
Steel
ivory
velvet
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
305 180 mm

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Forceps and stage Forceps

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Inventory Number: 38738
Object Type: Object
Place Created: Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number:
Brief Description: Forceps and stage forceps.
Primary Inscriptions: "Waldstein, Wien und Muchen"" on body tube
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): copper alloy
Glass
Wood
Steel
ivory
velvet
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
305 180 mm

Narratives

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Ivory talc box

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Inventory Number: 38738
Object Type: Object
Place Created: Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number:
Brief Description: Also present are an ivory talc box, a black and white disk in a copper alloy setting, a live box, and a metal disc.
Primary Inscriptions: "Waldstein, Wien und Muchen"" on body tube
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): copper alloy
Glass
Wood
Steel
ivory
velvet
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
305 180 mm

Narratives

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Wooden case

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Inventory Number: 38738
Object Type: Object
Place Created: Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number:
Brief Description: The microscope is stored in a wooden case with green velvet on the supports.
Primary Inscriptions: "Waldstein, Wien und Muchen"" on body tube
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): copper alloy
Glass
Wood
Steel
ivory
velvet
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
305 180 mm

Narratives

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Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/38738