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Solar Microscope with Objectives and Case, by Sterrop, London, Before 1756

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Inventory Number: 52737
Object Type: microscope
Persons: George Sterrop
Date Created: Before 1756
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1944-1/258
Brief Description: Solar Microscope with Objectives and Case. The copper alloy body screws into the back plate. A rectangular mirror is set on the rear of the copper alloy plate and two wing nuts on the front adjust the position and angle of the mirror. The slide carrier screws onto the other end of the body tube. It consists of an outer cylinder with two rectangular sections cut away and a thread in the end to take the projection lens. There is also a dovetail slot to take a copper alloy slide with four objective lenses. A rack and pinion, for focusing, extends the outer cylinder from an inner cylinder that holds the stage and an third, spring mounted, cylinder. The stage is two disks that are pushed together by the spring cylinder. The fitted case is mahogany with green felt baize facing the supports and lining the lid. There are fittings on lid of the case that can hold mirror.
Primary Inscriptions: "Sterrop London" on the back plate
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay in 1944.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
124 124 mm

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