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Pocket Botanic Microscope

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Inventory Number: 51684
Object Type: microscope
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
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Brief Description: The brass pillar has a square cross section and pushes into a socket on an oval ebony base, secured by a brass pin. A pinhole in the base holds the horseshoe mount for the plane mirror. A circular brass plate, with a central aperture, set at the top of the pillar carries three lenses in brass setting. Two lenses are mounted above the plate and one below. They can pivot over the aperture so can be used singly or in combination. The ring stage is mounted on a sliding sleeve and can be moved on the pillar for focusing. It has a pinhole for accessories and a brass ring, to hold specimens, is held below the stage by springs on two screws.
The accessories comprise an ivory slider, brass forceps, a black and white disk, a brass rod with a split hole at the end, and a brass mount for stage forceps. The box is softwood covered in red leather and lined with green velvet in the base and green silk in the lid.
Primary Inscriptions: W & S Jones London
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection
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Material(s): Brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
91 48 mm

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