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Compound achromatic microscope

Maker

UNKNOWN

Country

France

Signature

Unsigned

Category

Microscopes

Optical 1

Compound

Optical 2

Achromatic

Size of the box (h x b x d)

7.9 × 24 × 9.6 cm

Size of the microscope (h x b x d)

22 × 7 × 7 cm

Provenance

Sold by: T. Peacock, Auckland, New Zealand (label in the box)

Inventory number

SM 34

Description

A simple compound microscope in a mahogany box.
On a square, lacquered base plate a round pillar is mounted, carrying halfway a simple square stage. Below the stage the flat mirror in a bracket. On top of the pillar a brass plate carrying the body with a sliding tube for focussing. There is a bull’s-eye lens for incident light.
The microscope has one ‘button’ type objective like they were made by Nachet, it consists of two achromatic doublets. There is a fixed Huygens eyepiece.