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Culpeper-Type Compound Microscope, by Edmund Culpeper, London, c. 1730

Object is on display.
Inventory Number: 77213
Object Type: Object
Persons: Edmund Culpeper
Date Created: c.1730
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1970-101/part
Brief Description: Three turned brass pillars extend from the circular lignum-vitae base. These support the stage which holds three shorter brass pillars, set between those below, which rise to a brass disc on which the body rests. The sleeve is wood covered with grey rayskin. Inside this, the body tube is covered with green vellum. There are five objectives, a stage bull's-eye and stage forceps with pin, a wet cell with four apertures, an ivory slider, a fish-plate and a flat glass set in a brass ring.

The microscope has a pyramidal wooden case with a drawer at the base and an illustrated print on the rear panel.
Primary Inscriptions: On trade card: "E. Culpeper Sculpt. London"
Provenance: Lent by the Royal Microscopical Society in 1970 Presented to the Royal Microscopical Society by Wynne Edwin Baxter FRMS, 21 November 1906
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection
Material(s): Brass
wood rayskin and vellum


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