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Compound Microscope, by Arthur Chevalier, Paris, c. 1859-1874

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Inventory Number: 45666
Object Type: Object
Persons: Arthur Chevalier (Maker)
Date Created:
Place Created: Paris France Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Brief Description: The body of this copper alloy instrument is supported on a rack and pinion, mounted on the cylindrical limb. A draw tube extends from the top of the body and the lower end has an internal thread for the objective. A milled-headed screw at the top of the limb operates the fine focus. The mechanical stage is circular and has two spring clips for specimens. A square sectioned bar below the stage holds a rotating disk with four apertures, which can racked up and down on the bar. A plano-concave mirror is mounted on an articulated arm at the end of the bar. The instrument is carried on trunnions on a heavy, weighted horseshoe base.
Primary Inscriptions: "DOCTEUR / ARTHUR CHEVALIER / Palais Royale / PARIS" on the foot
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Copper Alloy
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
330 140 210 mm


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