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Cary-type (Gould) microscope
MICROSCOPES AND MICROSCOPY SLIDES
microscope
Adie, Alexander James
Europe: United Kingdom, Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
c.1800-1858
brass; wood
case: 47 x 185 x 158 mm

Brass compound microscope mounted on wooden hinged case. Tapering body tube. Rack and pinion focusing. Mahogany case has two hook clasps, keyhole escutcheon and blue velvet lift-out tray. Tray contains 2 spare lenses plus high-powered alternative eyepiece which can screw to these lenses, two backgrounds (a black and white disc of stained ivory and a transparent glass disc), a brass live box and a broken glass slide. Paper label on base of box beneath tray. Also a very old handwritten note 'A List of Objects' including down of a moth, skin of a bug, knotted hair of a mouse, feather of a pheasant.


1999.3196

Gift of Mr R. J. Lucking, James Lucking & Co, Birmingham, 1958



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