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Compound Microscope, with accessories, by Duc de Chaulnes, French, Mid-18th Century

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Inventory Number: 43255
Object Type: Object
Persons: Duc de Chaulnes (Designer)
Date Created: Mid-18th Century
Place Created: France Europe
Accession Number: 1993-12
Brief Description: The stage is wood in a brass frame with a brass annulus at the stage hole. It stands on four shaped legs, which are attached to the wooden base. Screws at each corner of the base allow the level of the instrument to be adjusted. A plano-concave mirror is mounted at the centre of the base. Behind this the square cross-sectioned lower pillar is set. Below the level of the stage two bars extend vertically from the lower pillar to form front and rear sections of the upper pillar. A rack and pinion attached to the stage raises and lowers the upper pillar for coarse focusing. A screw with a mill-edged knob raises and lowers the front section for fine focus. Two collars attached to this section support the brass body in rings. Specimens are held in a screw clamp. A mechanism of racks and screws allow the specimen to be precisely moved. A pointer on a graduated disc on the end of the stage allows the movement across the stage hole to be measured. The instrument stands on a tray lined with decorated paper.


Accessories are kept in a separate wooden box (inventory number 47449) and include: five objectives, a rectangular black plate, a screwdriver, a pin with a wooden handle, brass forceps, stage forceps, a four ml measuring cylinder, a wooden eyecup, a lens mount (no lens), nine glass slides and three wooden sliders, one of which is opaque.
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Material(s): Wood and Brass

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Compound Microscope, by Duc de Chaulnes, French, Mid-18th Century

preview image for Compound Microscope, by Duc de Chaulnes, French, Mid-18th Century
Inventory Number: 43255
Object Type: Object
Persons: Duc de Chaulnes (Designer)
Date Created: Mid-18th Century
Place Created: France Europe
Accession Number: 1993-12
Brief Description: The stage is wood in a brass frame with a brass annulus at the stage hole. It stands on four shaped legs, which are attached to the wooden base. Screws at each corner of the base allow the level of the instrument to be adjusted. A plano-concave mirror is mounted at the centre of the base. Behind this the square cross-sectioned lower pillar is set. Below the level of the stage two bars extend vertically from the lower pillar to form front and rear sections of the upper pillar. A rack and pinion attached to the stage raises and lowers the upper pillar for coarse focusing. A screw with a mill-edged knob raises and lowers the front section for fine focus. Two collars attached to this section support the brass body in rings. Specimens are held in a screw clamp. A mechanism of racks and screws allow the specimen to be precisely moved. A pointer on a graduated disc on the end of the stage allows the movement across the stage hole to be measured. The instrument stands on a tray lined with decorated paper.


Accessories are kept in a separate wooden box (inventory number 47449) and include: five objectives, a rectangular black plate, a screwdriver, a pin with a wooden handle, brass forceps, stage forceps, a four ml measuring cylinder, a wooden eyecup, a lens mount (no lens), nine glass slides and three wooden sliders, one of which is opaque.
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood and Brass

Narratives

Image with multimedia irn 54693Image with multimedia irn 54694Image with multimedia irn 54695Image with multimedia irn 54696Image with multimedia irn 54698Image with multimedia irn 54697Image with multimedia irn 54699Image with multimedia irn 54700Image with multimedia irn 54692Image with multimedia irn 56783Image with multimedia irn 56784

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/43255