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Compound Cuff microscope

Maker

CUFF

Country

United Kingdom

Signature

J. Cuff  Londini = Inv = & = Fecit

Category

Microscopes

Optical 1

Compound

Size of the box (h x w x d)

40.5 × 19 × 19 cm

Size of the microscope (h x w x d)

32 × 12.5 × 12.5 cm

Provenance

Prof. dr. J.S. Ploem, Oegstgeest, the Netherlands

Inventory number

SM 381

Description

In wooden pyramidal box with a lock; the key is missing.
On the wooden base four objective lenses, signed 3, 5, 6, 7, a lens cap, and a loose lens.
On the stage a horn specimen holder.

The signature can be found on the stage, hidden under the specimen holder. ‘Inv & Fecit’ is possibly the abbreviation of ‘invenit et fecit’ (‘he invented it and made it’).

This microscope originates from the collection of professor J.S. Ploem.