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Drum-Type Microscope

Maker Unsigned

Date Circa 1850
Dimensions English Metric
Main Tube Length 4.1in 103mm
Main Tube Diameter 1.0in 25mm
Total Height 6.1in 154mm


This drum-type brass compound microscope has a cylindrical housing, standing on a round base. Two sections of the housing are cut away to give access to the circular stage and one section to allow light to the plano mirror below. T focus, the body tube slides up and down in a tube attached to the top of the housing. The objective screws into the bottom of the body tube and the two lens Hygenian-type eyepiece fit into the top. The mirror is adjustable with a thumbwheel on the side of the housing. It does not have accessories or a carrying case. The maker is not identified.


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