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Compound Microscope, attributed to Hugh Powell, London, c. 1840

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Inventory Number: 53427
Object Type: Object
Persons: Hugh Powell
Date Created: c. 1840
Place Created: London United Kingdom (England) Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1944-1/65
Brief Description: The pillar has a triangular cross section stands on a compass joint on a circular, lead weighted base. The plano-concave mirror is fitted in a horseshoe mount just above the joint. The body is supported on a bracket attached to a sleeve on the pillar that can be racked up and down by two double mill-edged knobs. The rectangular stage is fixed to the pillar. A support for specimens can slide over the stage hole and a screw beneath the stage facilitates fine focusing by lifting the face of the stage.
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Copper alloy
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
395 90 120 mm

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