'New Improved' universal compound microscope

Made:
1785-1795 in London
maker:
George Adams

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'New Improved' universal compound microscope with fitted mahogany case (no key), by George Adams, No. 60 Fleet Street, London, England, c. 1790. Accessories include: fish plate, magnifier, probe, 8 object glasses, 8 large bone slides and one small bone slide, 4 large boxwood slides and brass slide, 2 glass discs and ivory container

Details

Category:
Optics
Object Number:
1985-2214/15
Materials:
bone, box (wood), copper (alloy), glass, ivory, mahogany (wood) and mica
Measurements:
microscope: 460 mm x 230 mm x 210 mm, , 1.985kg
box: 113 mm x 357 mm x 235 mm, , 2.63kg
type:
compound microscope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • microscope
credit:
National Maritime Museum