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Jones-Type Microscope in Case with Accessories, by Bancks, London, Early 19th Century

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Inventory Number: 47676
Object Type: microscope
Persons: Bancks
Date Created: Early 19th century
Place Created: 440 Strand London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number:
Brief Description: The brass instrument stands on a flat, folding tripod foot. A compass joint on a turned pillar holds the limb. Rackwork cut into the limb allows the stage to be raised or lowered for focusing. An arm extends from a rack and pinion mechanism at the top of the limb that supports the body tube. The eyepiece pushes into the upper, cylindrical part of the body. The lower conical part screws into a ring on the arm. Objectives screw into the underside of this ring. The square stage has a circular stage hole, two steel spring clips and three pin holes for accessories. Below the stage is a pivoting arm with a bracket for accessories, a bracket for a condenser and a plano-concave mirror. Accessories with this item comprise a spring stage, five objectives with Lieberkuhns and ten simple objectives.
Primary Inscriptions: "Bancks, 440 Strand London" on the foot
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Brass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
505 255 mm

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