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Microscope in Case with Accessories for George III, by George Adams, London, c. 1763

Inventory Number: 35086
Object Type:
Creator: George Adams
Date Created: c. 1763
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1927-12
Brief Description:
Primary Inscriptions: Signed: "Made by GEORGE ADAMS in Fleet Street LONDON"
Provenance: Presented by Sir John Findlay. Findlay purchased it from the auction sale of the collection of Sir Frank Crisp (1843-1919). Made for George III in or before 1763.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Silver
steel

Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
540 300 260 mm

There are no associated narratives.

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Microscope for George III, by George Adams, London, c. 1763

Inventory Number: 35086
Object Type:
Creator: George Adams
Date Created: c. 1763
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1927-12
Brief Description: The pillar stands on a decorated base with feet in the form of figures joined by a transverse bar. This arrangement supports a ring of eight objective lenses. The instrument consists of a simple microscope on one side and a compound system on the other. There are two specimen stages, with positioning screws, and two mirrors set beneath each stage. The compound body-tube carries a micrometer. An ornate, articulated arm positioned at the top of the pillar holds a lens and two figures steady the decorated body tube.
Primary Inscriptions: Signed: "Made by GEORGE ADAMS in Fleet Street LONDON"
Provenance: Presented by Sir John Findlay. Findlay purchased it from the auction sale of the collection of Sir Frank Crisp (1843-1919). Made for George III in or before 1763.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Silver
steel

Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
540 300 260 mm

There are no associated narratives.

Image with multimedia irn 35845Image with multimedia irn 35834Image with multimedia irn 35835Image with multimedia irn 35837Image with multimedia irn 35838Image with multimedia irn 35839Image with multimedia irn 35840Image with multimedia irn 35843Image with multimedia irn 35846Image with multimedia irn 35847Image with multimedia irn 35848Image with multimedia irn 35850Image with multimedia irn 35851Image with multimedia irn 35852Image with multimedia irn 35853Image with multimedia irn 35857