Watson Royal microscope

Made:
1925-1940 in London
maker:
W Watson & Sons Limited
The "Royal" research microscope with mahogany case, made by W. Watson and Sons Ltd., London, 1925-1940. Side View. The "Royal" research microscope, profile view. Graduated grey background. The 'Royal' research microscope with mahogany case, made by W. Watson and Sons Ltd., 313 High Holborn, London, England,

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The "Royal" research microscope with mahogany case, made by W. Watson and Sons Ltd., London, 1925-1940. Side View.
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The "Royal" research microscope, profile view. Graduated grey background.
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

The 'Royal' research microscope with mahogany case, made by W. Watson and Sons Ltd., 313 High Holborn, London, England,
Science Museum Group
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

The "Royal" research microscope

The Watson Royal microscope was one of the best microscopes of its day. The high quality meant that specimens such as cells and body tissues could be seen at a high magnification. The tripod stand was also very stable. Hand made by W Watson & Sons Ltd in 1905, this microscope with a case, three objective lenses and accessories cost £15, equivalent to £1,000 today. The microscope was an important tool in disciplines such as bacteriology and histology.

Details

Category:
Microscopy (Wellcome)
Object Number:
1983-305 Pt1
Materials:
brass, glass, metal (unknown) and steel (metal)
Measurements:
overall (without eyepiece): 395 mm x 210 mm x 216 mm, 6.204 kg
type:
compound microscope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • microscope
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • microscope
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • microscope
credit:
Cowen, B.C.