Box for compound monocular microscope, 1852

Made:
1852
maker:
Smith & Beck

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Wooden chest box for compound monocular microscope owned by Edwin Lankester and purchased from the makers Smith & Beck of London in 1852, with accessories inside. Possibly used by Lankester when examining water from the pump at Broad St, Soho, the focus of the outbreak of cholera in London in 1854.

Details

Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
2013-89/3
Materials:
felt, metal (unknown) and wood (unidentified)
type:
box - container
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
credit:
Hodds, Peter; Apsley Antiques Limited