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Compound Box Mounted Microscope

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Inventory Number: 33929
Object Type: microscope
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
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Brief Description: The brass body tube has a field lens. The eyepiece and objective settings have screw on dust covers. A bracket attaches the body to a bar which can be racked up and down, for focusing, by two milled-edge knobs at the rear of the instrument. The bar is part of a vertical pillar that stands on a brass plate on the top of a walnut box. The front of the box can be removed and the top is hinged so it pivots upwards. There is a hole though the top and a mirror is mounted on an arm below it. The brass plate has a corresponding hole and a rotating disk with five apertures. Brass strips are mounted on short, turned legs each side of the hole and spring clips, shaped to take glass phials, are mounted on the brass strips. At the bottom of the box is a drawer for accessories. These include two watch glasses, four objectives, a brass wire, a shaped brass plate, brass stage forceps and two wooden sliders.
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Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
325 155 185 mm

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