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Simple Aquatic Microscope, English, c.1775-1800

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Inventory Number: 42845
Object Type: Object
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1944-1/246
Brief Description: The objective lens screws into an arm that pushes into slot in a rectangular collar. The collar is set on a copper alloy rod that slides in a hole down the centre of the copper alloy pillar for focusing. The pillar in turn screws into a boss on the lid of the case. The stage consists of a recessed copper alloy ring with a pinhole mounting for the stage forceps. A bar on the stage dovetails into a slot at the top of the pillar. A hole lower down the pillar holds the mount of the concave mirror. The box is softwood covered in black fish skin and lined with green velvet. The accessories comprise stage forceps on a Steel pin with a black and white Ivory disk, copper alloy forceps and two objectives with Lieberkuhns.
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Copper Alloy
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
32 114 114 mm

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