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Compound achromatic microscope

Maker

SWIFT & SON

Country

United Kingdom

Signature

microscope: SWIFT & SON / 81 TOTTENHAM CTR / LONDON.W.C.; objective revolver: C. Reichert / Wien

Category

Microscopes

Optical 1

Compound

Optical 2

Achromatic

Inventory number

SM 63

Description

In a mahogany box.
This is Swift´s ‘advanced students microscope’ on the very popular one piece tripod foot (‘English foot’), the limb can swivel over 90 degrees between trunnions. There is a circular stage with spring clips. Below the stage the mirror in a bracket, its height is adjustable. There is an aperture stop. Coarse adjustment is by rack and pinion, fine adjustment by means of a micrometer screw. There are three objectives in a triple objective revolver, the revolver is a later addition. There are four eyepieces.