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Compound Microscope in Case, Attributed to Hugh Powell, London, c. 1835

Inventory Number: 38002
Object Type:
Persons: Hugh Powell
Date Created: c.1835
Place Created: London United Kingdom (England) Europe
Accession Number: 1982-1
Brief Description: Copper alloy compound microscope with leather coverings and a tripod foot, attributed to Hugh Powell. The microscope includes a five aperture disc and mount, two concave mirrors on sliding sleeves and an objective all stored in a soft wood box.
Provenance: Purchase
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
Copper alloy
Metal

There are no associated narratives.

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Case for Compound Microscope, Attributed to Hugh Powell, London, c. 1835

Inventory Number: 38002
Object Type:
Persons: Hugh Powell
Date Created:
Place Created: London United Kingdom (England) Europe
Accession Number: 1982-1
Brief Description: Soft wood case with a copper alloy handle, and two hook fasteners as well as a lock on the front. Inside the case are wooden fittings for the microscope and accessories.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
Copper alloy
Metal

There are no associated narratives.

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Compound Microscope, Attributed to Hugh Powell, London, c. 1835

preview image for Compound Microscope, Attributed to Hugh Powell, London, c. 1835
Inventory Number: 38002
Object Type:
Persons: Hugh Powell
Date Created: c.1835
Place Created: London United Kingdom (England) Europe
Accession Number: 1982-1
Brief Description: A cylindrical pillar rises from a flat tripod foot. A compass joint at the top of the pillar supports a copper alloy frame which holds the body tube and stage. The tube is held by copper alloy segments covered with leather. A rack and pinion within the frame operated by a single triple mill-edged knob, moves the optical tube for focusing. An arm attached to the lower end of the frame extends below the stage and holds a five aperture disc and a mount with two concave mirrors, on sliding sleeves.
Provenance: Purchase
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
Copper alloy
Metal

There are no associated narratives.

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