Accessory for compound monocular microscope, 1852

Made:
1852
maker:
Smith & Beck

Accessory for compound monocular microscope. Brass cylindrical vessel. Lid marked '2/3 Smith & Beck, 6, Coleman St, London'. Base contains cotton wool material. Lid slightly mishapen meaning it does not screw onto base. Owned by Edwin Lankester and purchased from the makers Smith & Beck of London in 1852.

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Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
2013-89/9
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy) and cotton (fibre)
Measurements:
overall (lid): 13 mm x 32 mm x 32 mm,
overall (base): 49 mm x 29 mm x 29 mm,
type:
microscope accessory
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • microscope
credit:
Hodds, Peter; Apsley Antiques Limited

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