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Inventory no. 53617 - Former Display Label

English PORTABLE MICROSCOPE
1878

Signed on objective cans: SWIFT & SON LONDON.

Named "a small pocket microscope", it was designed by G. T. Brown, Professor of Physiology in the Royal Veterinary College, London. Intended to be very small, only 3 inches in length when closed, it was to be carried in the breast pocket, packed in a mahogany box lined with blue velvet (102 x 67 x 40 mm). There are three eyepieces; four objectives: 1 in, 1/4 in, 1/8 in, 1/16 in. immersion; a pair of nicol prisms; achromatic condenser with aperture ring; concave mirror. The body is supported by a pillar and a flat folding tripod. Overall height c.135 mm. This kit will have cost £21. 2s. when new. It was made for Sir Frank Crisp.

Presented by Ernest Keevil, 1922.

[RMS 247 (B 43)]
Royal Microscopical Society

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