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Gould Type Microscope c. 1825-50

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Inventory Number: 45704
Object Type: microscope
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1944-1/610
Brief Description: The brass pillar screws into a socket on the lid of the case. A pinhole near the base of the pillar holds the horseshoe mount with the concave mirror. The stage is a brass ring with a flat edge. There are three pinholes for accessories and a brass leaf spring, to hold sliders, is mounted below the stage on two screws. The stage mounting can be racked up and down on the pillar by a double mill-edged knob. An arm is screwed to the top of the pillar, at the end of which is a ring with an internal screw thread. The Gould body-tube has a field lens and an eyepiece with two lenses and a blackened eyecup. The lower end of the tube screws into one of three objectives which in turn screw into the ring on the arm. The objectives can be combined. There is also a glass phial and the mount and black and white disk that go with stage forceps on a steel pin. The forceps are not present. The fitted mahogany box has rosewood veneer and is lined with purple velvet.
Primary Inscriptions: None.
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
222 128 114 mm

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