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Microscope with Accessories and Slides, by W. Ladd, Walworth, London, 1850s

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Inventory Number: 56180
Object Type: Microscope Case
Place Created: Walworth London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1976-37
Brief Description: Compound microscope by W. Ladd with removable stage and draw tube with eyepiece. Loose with the microscope are two sets of draw tubes with eyepieces and lenses and three objectives in copper-alloy cases. Two blue board boxes of glass slides also accompany the microscope. The first box contains 29 glass slides including 15 photomicrographs, including one of the moon. Box two contains 26 glass and board slides, many paper covered.

Probably made by Ladd; it has his registered chain focus which was in the 1851 exhibition.
Primary Inscriptions: "W. Ladd Penton Place Walworth Registered N° 2809" [engraved on foot]
Provenance: Purchased from Dr C.N.J. Mann, Pembroke College, Oxford. Previously owned by the father of the vendor, Dr C.N.J. Mann.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Copper alloy
Metal
Glass
Paint
Card
Wax
Organic material
Paper

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