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Solar Microscope, by George Adams, London, 18th Century

Inventory Number: 36771
Object Type:
Persons: George Adams
Date Created: 18th Century
Place Created: 60 Fleet Street London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: Solar Microscope

Back plate of solar microscope. Features two winged screw-heads used to work racks to rotate and incline the mirror attached to the rear of the back plate. Plate has two holes in opposite corners, used to fix the instrument to a window frame. Hole and screw thread in centre of plate, in order to allow attachment of body and stage of microscope. Modern black label attached to mirror, reading '286'.

Circular Cu alloy eyepiece.

Spring stage used to hold slides in place, stage has ratcheting on one side.

Inner tube with screw thread for attaching stage.

Body tube with magnifying lens held at one end. Inner tube is inserted into body tube.
Primary Inscriptions: .1- "G Adams No 60 Fleet Street London"
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Cu alloy
Glass
mirrored glass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
215 132 205 mm

There are no associated narratives.

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Inner Tube of Solar Microscope, by George Adams, London, 18th Century

Inventory Number: 36771
Object Type:
Persons: George Adams
Date Created: 18th Century
Place Created: 60 Fleet Street London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: Cu alloy inner tube with screw thread for attaching spring stage of microscope.
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Cu alloy
Glass
mirrored glass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
215 132 205 mm

There are no associated narratives.

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Black Plate and Mirror of Solar Microscope, by George Adams, London, 18th Century

Inventory Number: 36771
Object Type:
Persons: George Adams
Date Created: 18th Century
Place Created: 60 Fleet Street London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: Back plate of solar microscope. Features two winged screw-heads used to work racks to rotate and incline the mirror attached to the rear of the back plate. Plate has two holes in opposite corners, used to fix the instrument to a window frame. Hole and screw thread in centre of plate, in order to allow attachment of body and stage of microscope. Modern black label attached to mirror, reading '286'.
Primary Inscriptions: .1- "G Adams No 60 Fleet Street London"
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Cu alloy
Glass
mirrored glass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
215 132 205 mm

There are no associated narratives.

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/36771

Eyepiece of Solar Microscope, by George Adams, London, 18th Century

Inventory Number: 36771
Object Type:
Persons: George Adams
Date Created: 18th Century
Place Created: 60 Fleet Street London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: Circular Cu alloy eyepiece. Has screw thread allowing piece to be attached to spring stage section (.3) of microscope.
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Cu alloy
Glass
mirrored glass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
215 132 205 mm

There are no associated narratives.

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Spring Stage of Solar Microscope, by George Adams, London, 18th Century

Inventory Number: 36771
Object Type:
Persons: George Adams
Date Created: 18th Century
Place Created: 60 Fleet Street London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: Cu alloy spring stage used to hold slides in place, stage has ratcheting on one side. Stage can be attached to body tube of Solar Microscope.
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Cu alloy
Glass
mirrored glass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
215 132 205 mm

There are no associated narratives.

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/36771

Body Tube of Solar Microscope, by George Adams, London, 18th Century

Inventory Number: 36771
Object Type:
Persons: George Adams
Date Created: 18th Century
Place Created: 60 Fleet Street London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1944-1/part
Brief Description: Cu alloy body tube with magnifying lens held at one end. Inner tube (.4) can be inserted into body tube.
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Cu alloy
Glass
mirrored glass
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
215 132 205 mm

There are no associated narratives.

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/36771