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Monocular Compound Microscope

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Inventory Number: 51222
Object Type: microscope
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
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Brief Description: A Huygenian eyepiece in a black lacquered, brass tube pushes into the top of the body tube. The lower end of the body tube has an internal thread for objectives. The body slides into a brass sleeve, lined with black velvet and mounted on a shaped arm. The stage is screwed to a bracket on a compass joint at the top of a turned brass pillar. A socket on the stage takes the arm supporting the body. A short cylinder below the circular stage hole holds a rotating disk with three apertures. A plate with two pinholes and an elongated hole is fixed to the upper side of the stage. A cylindrical post below the stage carries the plano-concave mirror on a sliding sleeve. A mill-edged knob at the end of the post operates the fine focus. The instrument stands on a flat tripod foot.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
393 140 mm

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