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Brass Student Microscope

Maker Unsigned

Date Mid 1800s
Dimensions English Metric
Main Tube Length 6.3in 160mm
Main Tube Diameter 1.1in 28mm
Total Height 10.8in 275mm


This brass compound microscope is mounted on a wooden base. It has two triangular-shaped flat pillars and pivots on trunnions attached to the stage. The limb is cylindrical and the body tube screws into the bar attached to it. There is only coarse focusing, with a rack and pinion that moves the telescoping upper part of the limb. The objective screws into the bottom of the body tube and the Huygenian-type two lens eyepiece slips into the top. On top of the square stage is a transverse bar, holding the spring clips, one of which is missing. All the substage parts are missing, including the mirror. There are no accessories or case and the maker is not identified.





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