Compound Microscope

Made:
1860 in Manchester
maker:
John Benjamin Dancer

Microscope, made by John Benjamin Dancer, Manchester, c.1860, for James Joule. Substage condenser attached to moveable stage, moved by 2 screws diagonally. Coarse focussing by rack and pinion; fine by screw at side of lens column. With 1/16, 1/8, 1/4 inch lenses and eye piece. With trade lable in case.

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Category:
Scientific Instruments & Research
Object Number:
Y1997.6.7.1
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass and metal (unknown)
type:
compound microscope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • microscope
credit:
Gift of Manchester Literary & Philosophical Society

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