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Compound Microscope in Case with Accessories, by Powell & Lealand, London, 1850

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Inventory Number: 82643
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Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1970-101/part
Brief Description: Designed in 1843, this microscope is an example of Powell & Lealand's 'No. 3-Smaller Microscope Stand'. The limb is underslung on trunnions and the body tube is linked to it by a pair of struts. The stage has Turrel-type mechanism operated by knurled knobs. The substage condenser has been replaced by a later model. Attached to the stage is a plaque dedicating the microscope to Robert Ceely (1797-1880), Surgeon of Aylesbury, from Revd. John Harrison, Vicar of Dinton in the County of Bucks, for his work during the Cholera epidemic of 1849. The accessories include five Lieberk├╝hn objectives in cans, three eyepieces, a rotating disc with four apertures, a fishplate, three live boxes, four dark wells, a magnifier mounted in copper alloy, achromatic condenser, eyepiece camera lucida, three polarizing prisms, selenite disc in a tubular mount, an accessory arm, two leather rings and a copper alloy mount on wood. The case is mahogany with a box for the accessories and two case keys.
Primary Inscriptions: "Powell & Lealand, 4 Seymour Place, Euston Square, London. 1850" on body
Provenance: Lent by the Royal Microscopical Society. Presented by Russel Coombe, November 1932
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection
Material(s): Mahogany
Copper alloy
Organic material


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