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M25 Series Binocular Microscope in Case, by Cooke, Troughton and Simms, York, Mid 1950s

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Inventory Number: 51753
Object Type: Object
Place Created: York England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1994-22
Brief Description: M25 Series binocular microscope, manufactured by Cooke, Troughton and Simms. The instrument is painted black and stands on a base that can hold an electric illuminator or, in this case, a mount for a Plano-concave mirror. A housing standing on the base carries the stage, condenser and curved limb. The housing holds the mechanism for fine focusing and the limb moves on a rack and pinion for coarse focusing. These are adjusted by concentric controls on each side. The binocular head is set on a swivelling mount at the end of the limb. A rotating disc of optics is incorporated into the mount. A rotating objective changer holding four objectives is mounted below the limb. Eyepieces drop into tubes in the head, which slide to adjust the inter-ocular distance. Both eyepieces can be focused independently. The stage is mechanical, moved by rack and pinions. Two Vernier scales show the degree of movement in each direction. Specimens are held on the stage plate between two sliding brackets. The sub stage condenser can be focused, is fitted with an iris diaphragm and a rotating disc of phase rings to match the objectives. Four screws on the assembly allow the alignment of the components to be adjusted.
The instrument is provided with a wooden carrying case and dustcover.
Primary Inscriptions: Cooke, Troughton and Simms, Ltd at York, England. Pat No525970 M25298
Provenance: Presented by Dr Gary Coulton in 1994. RMS-MHS Collection of Twentieth-Century Microscopes.
Collection Group: RMS-MHS Collection

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