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Culpeper-Type Compound Microscope with Objectives and Case, by Nathaniel Adams, London, c. 1735

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Inventory Number: 31636
Object Type:
Persons: Nathaniel Adams
Date Created: c.1735
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1970/101/part
Brief Description: Culpeper type microscope. Four turned brass supports rise from an octagonal wooden base with three drawers containing accessories. The instrument has a brass copper alloy stage; rayskin-covered sleeve, tooled vellum covered body sleeve, lignum vitae body and nosepiece. There are also four objectives, numbered one to five (number four missing).

.1) Still to be audited - Culpeper type microscope. Four turned brass supports rise from an octagonal wooden base with three drawers containing accessories. The instrument has a brass copper alloy stage; rayskin-covered sleeve, tooled vellum covered body sleeve, lignum vitae body and nosepiece.
.2) Still to be audited - Four objectives, numbered one to five (number four missing).
.3) Case - Pyramidal mahogany case with a carrying handle and hinged door with a decorative escutcheon
Primary Inscriptions: NATH. ADAMS OPTICIANS TO HIS ROYAL "HIGHNESS FREDRICK PRINCE OF WALES FECIT"
Provenance: Lent by the Royal Microscopical Society in 1970 Presented to the Royal Microscopical Society by James Edmund Haselwood FRMS, 17 May 1905
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection

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