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Nuremberg Microscope

Maker Unsigned, Germany

Date 1700s
Dimensions English Metric
Main Tube Length 6.5in 165mm
Main Tube Diameter 1.3in 33mm
Total Height 12.8in 324mm


This Nuremberg style compound microscope is mounted on a round wooden base, supported by three legs. The body tube is turned wood and fits atop a ring attached to the legs. Focusing is done with a brass knob on a threaded shaft that lowers and raises a small circular specimen stage inside the bottom of the tube. The objective lens is located in a wooden cell above the stage. The brass eyepiece is a two lens Huygenian-type and it is secured to the top of the body tube with a collar. The concave mirror is mounted in the center of the base, on a tiltable wooden mount. There is no makerís signature.







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