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Portable Microscope

Maker Dollond & Co. , London

Date Late 1800s
Dimensions English Metric
Main Tube Length 4.1in 105mm
Main Tube Diameter 1.0in 25mm
Total Height 4.3in 110mm


This portable small brass compound microscope is supported by three folding legs, attached to the black support tube. Focusing is done by moving the eyepiece up and down in the body tube and by moving the body tube in the support tube. The objective screws into the bottom end of the body tube. The eyepiece is a two lens Huygenian-type that slips into the top end of the body tube. The small stage is attached to the end of the middle leg and has a white disc surface. It is signed, Dollond London on the support tube. It folds to a very compact 4 in. x 1 in. It comes with a small cardboard box, labeled, Dollond & Co Ltd, Manufacturing Opticians, 35 Ludgate  Hill  London  Established 1750.



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