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'Acorn' or 'flea' microscope compendium
MICROSCOPES AND MICROSCOPY SLIDES
microscope
18th c.-19th c.
ivory; metal
overall: 48 mm

Two microscopes combined within ivory case resembling a chesspiece with an acorn-shaped lid. Beneath lid is a small stained ivory lens holder (lens missing) and specimen pin. Within body is a stained ivory cylindrical specimen viewer (livebox) with screw cap.


1999.347

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