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.
Accession Number: 2011.ph.475
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”
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.
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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