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Compound Microscope in Case with Accessories, by Smith and Beck, London, c. 1856

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Inventory Number: 71591
Object Type: Object
Place Created: London United Kingdom (England) Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1970-101/part
Brief Description: Also called the "milk box microscope," The trunnions supporting the limb are fixed to a wooden board with places to hold eyepieces and objectives. The stand folds down for packing and the board slides into a rectangular box. The body pushes into a sleeve which allows coarse focusing and a mirror is mounted on a sliding sleeve at the lower end of the limb. One eyepiece is present. Inside the case is a loose eyepiece and a short body tube.
Primary Inscriptions: "SMITH & BECK LONDON 1361." on trunnions
Provenance: Lent by the Royal Microscopical Society in 1970
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection
Material(s): Brass
Wood
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
350 110 mm

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