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Simple pocket microscope

Year/Period

1780-1850

Maker

UNKNOWN

Country

United Kingdom

Signature

Unisgned, a previous owner has scratched his initials in the hinge

Category

Microscopes

Optical 1

Simple

Optical 2

Non-achromatic

Size of the microscope (h x w x d)

9.5 × 1.2 × 6.8 cm

Inventory number

SM 58

Description

The instrument has a brass strip with a double hinge on one end. On one side the bone handgrip, on the other side the simple magnifier (biconvex lens) in a holder. In the brass strip is a slit for a sleeve in which a simple object holder (a double sided pin) can be clamped.