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Simple viewer, English, 2nd half of the 19th Century

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Inventory Number: 45262
Object Type:
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number:
Brief Description: Two lenses are set each end of a brass cylinder with an external thread that screws into a brass collar. A large insect on a steel pin is mounted in a short brass drum with a glass base. A milled knob on the outside of the drum allows the pin to be rotated. The two parts do not fit together in order to view the contents of the drum though the lenses, suggesting another component is required. The cylindrical case is of pasteboard, covered with black fishskin. Printing is visible inside the case. The lid has a pushstud catch and is lined with green velvet.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: C330 on white label on the lid is possibly a Clay collection number but does not correspond to the Clay catalogue.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
76 59 mm

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