Microscope

Physics

Accession Number: 2009.ph.34

Description:

A microscope contained in a wooden box. The horseshoe shaped base has an attached stand mounted on it. A hinge allows the backbone of the microscope to pivot front and back. Attached just above the hinge is the stage. In the middle of the stage is a large black cylinder with one long and one short hose coming out of it. The eyepiece fits into this cylinder when it is lowered. There is a large coarse-adjustment knob on the lens tube bracket. Inside the wooden box are a pair of stage clips and a mirror clamp for directing light under the stage. The mirror is missing.

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Primary Materials: Metal, glass, rubber, wood (box)

Markings:

On the base, below the backbone, is a circular label reading “Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., Rochester, N.Y., Chandler And Massey Limited, Toronto and Montreal, 36151”; below that is engraved “466 C”.

Dimensions (cm): Height = 33, Width = 16, Length = 11

Function:

Viewing objects at a microscopic level.

Condition: Good.

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer:

Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., Rochester, New York, USA

Date of Manufacture:

Provenance: Unknown.

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