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Solar Microscope, Microscope Case, Printed Description and Accessories

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Inventory Number: 27142
Object Type: Object
Persons: Nairne
Date Created: c 1770
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Brief Description: Solar microscope, microscope case and printed description. The back plate (.1) has two winged screws on the front to adjust the position and angle of the mirror. No mirror is present. The body tube (.2) screws onto the plate as a conical nose. A screw-barrel assembly fits over the nose and screws onto a thread at its base. An ivory handle (.3) attaches to the screw-barrel component so it can be used as a hand held microscope. The box (.7) is oak with a hinged lid, hook fasteners, a locking mechanism with a decorative front section and green felt facing some of the supports. The accessories are a lens (.4) for the body and an instruction booklet (.5) for the screw barrel microscope, with a decorative front cover that has a multi-coloured feathery design. There is also a handwritten description in pencil (.6)
Primary Inscriptions: NAIRNE LONDON".
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Material(s): Copper alloy


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