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Portable Compound Microscope, by Swift & Son, London, 1878

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Inventory Number: 53617
Object Type:
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1970-101/part
Brief Description: This "small pocket microscope" (only 3" in length when closed) was to be carried in the breast pocket, in a mahogany box. Includes Nicol prism, polarizer and analyser; three eyepieces, 4 objectives with caps, a white ivory disc and a mirror in a U-shaped frame.
Primary Inscriptions: "SWIFT & SON LONDON. W.C." Cans and objectives also signed.
Provenance: Presented by Ernest Keevil, March 1922. Designed by G TBrown (1827-1906), later Sir George, Prof. of Physiology, Royal Veterinary College, London, for Sir Frank Crisp FRMS.
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection
Material(s): Mahogany
Copper Alloy
Velvet
Glass
Ivory
Metal
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
85 103 67 mm

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