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Compound Microscope with Case, by J & C Robbins, London, circa 1865

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Inventory Number: 46942
Object Type: Object
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1967-75
Brief Description: This copper alloy instrument stands on a shaped tripod, mounted on a wooden board, and the cylindrical limb is carried on trunnions. A triangular sectioned bar, that can be racked up from within the limb, holds an arm. The body tube screws into a threaded ring on the arm. The eye lens screws into the top of the tube and objectives screw into a tube on the lower end. A micrometer screw on the body moves the tube for fine focusing. The circular stage has a movable plate with a bracket on which to rest specimens. The microscope is housed in a hinged mahogany case with a metal handle and can be locked with a key. The case has a removable drawer which contains 30 slides and stage forceps. The case also holds an objective in a can, a bull's-eye lens with a stand, and a specimen compressor.

(.1: Microscope; .2: Body tube; .3: Objective in can; .4: specimen compressor; .5: Bulls eye lens; .6: bulls eye lens base; .7: Stage forceps; .8: 30x slides; .9: Key; .10: Case)
Primary Inscriptions: "J & C. ROBBINS 9 BARTHOLOMEW CLOSE LONDON" on the stand
Provenance: Presented by Rev. Dr T. M. Parker
Collection Group:
Material(s): Copper alloy
Mirror glass
Paint
Metal
Mahogany
Glass
Lead
Paper
Ink
Animal specimens
Plant specimens

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