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Compound Microscope, Nuremberg, Early 19th Century

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Inventory Number: 14525
Object Type: microscope
Place Created: Nuremberg Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: ?1944-1/part
Brief Description: This wooden instrument stands on a circular stage on three short turned legs. Below the stage are two brass wires to secure slides. The body tube, mounted on the stage, is covered orange, in diamond patterned paper. The wooden draw tube has two ebony collars. One of these and the nosepiece are detached, suggesting another tube may have been present. The eye lens has an ebony dust cover.
Primary Inscriptions: Unsigned and undated.
Provenance: Purchased from R. S. Clay with his collection. (I have been unable to find this in the Clay typescipt catalogue).
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Wood
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
180 78 mm

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