Monocular Compound Microscope
|Inventory Number:|| 51222|
|Object Type:|| microscope|
|Place Created:|| England United Kingdom Europe
|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.|
|Provenance:||Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection|
|Collection Group:||Clay Collection|
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