This is a CanLab microscope in a wood box. The microscope has a curved arm with a vertical cylindrical eyepiece. At the base of the eyepiece there are three lenses on a rotating attachment. The stage has two thin arms attached by screws to hold a slide in place and a small lens in the centre. Beneath the stage, a round mirror is mounted on an semi-circular arm which enables it to be tilted to catch the light.
The wooden box is of light wood and has a plastic handle on the lid. Inside, wooden blocks are lined with felt to help support the microscope.
Accession Number: 2017.ihpst.36
Primary Materials: Metal, Plastic, Glass.
On the front of the body cylinder: “canlab No. 87309”
On the red objective lens: “canlab 87309” “40 0.6 5”
On the blue objective lens: “canlab 87309” “4 0.1 0”
On the yellow objective lens: “canlab 87309” “10 0.2 5”
On a sign on the interior of the door of the case:
Dimensions (cm): Box:
Enables a viewer to get a magnified view of a sample.
Good. The case has some scratches and marks. The lower hinge of the door is corroded and is covered with a blue-green powder. The microscope is dirty and dusty. It is apparently missing a small attachment that should be connected to a screw end at the focusing eye lens. The slide arms are somewhat bent from use.
Manufacturer: Canlab (Bausch & Lomb)
Date of Manufacture: c. 1970
This microscope was owned by Robert (Bob) Timothy Stansfield Frankford (1939-2015), a physician, MPP and proponent of reform of health care in Ontario. (Obituary, http://mountpleasantgroup.permavita.com/site/RobertTimothyStansfieldFrankford.html [accessed 06/02/17].
This microscope was donated to UTSIC by Frankford’s wife, Helen Breslauer in January 2017.
Additional Information and References:
Although branded as a CanLab product, this microscope appears similar to microscopes manufactured by Bausch & Lomb in the 1970s.
- Donated to UTSIC