MICROSCOPES AND MICROSCOPY SLIDES
C. Baker Ltd
Europe: United Kingdom, England, London
Early-Mid 20th c.
metal; brass; glass
case: 345 mm x 165 mm x 190 mm; overall: 310 mm x 110 mm x 170 mm
Microscope. Black-painted metal and brass construction, extending brass draw tube attached by rack and pinion to inclinable stand arm, attached in turn to horseshoe base. Fixed square stage (missing its slide clips). Knurled edge focusing wheel on both sides and smaller fine focusing wheel on left side only. Twin turret supporting two steel objectives on revolving changer (unnamed). Variable iris diaphragm beneath stage (incomplete). Mirror missing. X5 eyepiece. Together with a black leatherette-covered wooden case, (probably not original) lined with red material, with hinged door, one metal clasp and steel-reinforced leather handle.
Gift of Worthing High School, 2009