Microscope Set

Production date
1880s
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Object Detail


Description
Brass binocular microscope with wooden case. This microscope was used by museum curator Thomas Forrester to view diatoms.

Pieces as follows:
A - Rectangular wooden box (with no lid) that has a handle on one of the long side. The interior has compartments for the various pieces of the microscope.
B - Base of the microscope. Brass. Two main supporting legs joined by a rectangular flat section with a lens in the centre. Joined to the front of the rectangular section is a circular tube with a rectangular base on top of it. On either side is a large knob which together raise and lower the screw for attaching the eyepiece. There is a fastening knob on it. Attached to the bottom of the circular tube is a mirror on a swivel.
C - Eyepieces consisting of two circular tubes which meet at the bottom and are joined to a base which slots onto B. Also on the base is a lens.
D - Piece of tube consisting of two sections, one slightly larger than the other.
E - Lens consisting of two sections, one slightly larger than the other.
F - Same as E.
G - Canister for a lens "1/12 INCH".
H - Lid for canister G "HOMOGENEOUS IMMERSION 1/12 INCH WATSON & SONS 313 HIGH HOLBORN LONDON".
I - Lens "1/12 IN. HOMOG: IMMN" and "1.25 N.A.".
J - Canister for lens.
K - Lid for canister J. "2 Inch".
L - Lens.
Production date
1880s
Production period
Collection type
Media/materials
Wood, glass and brass
Measurements
in box 205 x 275 x 160mm
Accession number
98/0153
System ID
14068
Current Rights
Culture Waitaki Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International licence
Organisation Credit Line
Collection of the Waitaki Museum. Id 14068

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