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Travelling Microscope (W. Wilson)


Box: large rectangular wooden box with handle on top and hinged door that opens to the right,. Interior has wooden fittings for placement of apparatus. Paper labels on the outside.

Microscope: gold and black painted metal with various adjustable pieces and measurement scales. Platform for viewing material with adjustable scope.

Microscope has chain and elastic attached.

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Primary Materials: Metal, wood


Box exterior: “T.F.” written on the side and top.

“University of Toronto: Department of Physics”

“Travelling Microscope for Experiments on Surface Tension Radii of Tube Weave Measurement etc.”

Box interior: “230.2”

On microscope: “W. WIlson. 1 Belmont St., London, NW”


Old accession number: “PHY 1002”

Dimensions (cm):

Box: Height = 30 cm, Width = 8 cm, Length = 37 cm. Microscope: Height = 27 cm, Width = 15 cm, Length = 35 cm


Magnification. Suggested for experiments concerning surface tension, determining the radii of tubes, and wave measurements.


Box: good, but with much interior and exterior wear.

Microscope: good workable condition but has some wear.

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer: W. Wilson, 1 Belmont St., London, NW

Date of Manufacture: Late 19th C. – Early 20th C.


Acquired from Physics department, University of Toronto.

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