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Culpeper Type Microscope and Accessories, Attributed to Edward Scarlett, English, c. 1730

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Inventory Number: 55334
Object Type: Object
Persons: Edward Scarlett
Date Created: c. 1730
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1944-1/227
Brief Description: The instrument stands on three turned, copper alloy legs on an octagonal box base. The base has a drawer for accessories and a concave mirror in a horseshoe mount is set on top. The legs support the body on a copper alloy ring. Below the body is the circular stage with a slot, a pinhole and a bracket to hold accessories. Two spring clips are attached to the underside of the stage to hold specimens. The pasteboard body is covered in black leather decorated with gold stampings. A draw tube covered in green vellum and marked with the positions for focusing pushes into the body. The eyepiece mounting and nose are lignum vitae and a copper alloy eyecup with a sliding dust cover fits over the eye lens. The accessories comprise five objectives in lignum vitae settings, a copper alloy aperture in a wooden collar, two glass disks, an ivory black and white disk, an ivory talc box, a specimen wheel with black and white disks and eight specimen compartments.
Primary Inscriptions: None
Provenance: Purchased from Dr. Reginald S. Clay with his collection.
Collection Group: Clay Collection
Material(s): Copper alloy
Lignum vitae
Leather
Vellum
Glass
Bone
Ivory

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