Lens for compound monocular microscope, 1852

Made:
1852
maker:
Smith & Beck

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Lens for compound monocular microscope owned by Edwin Lankester and purchased from the makers Smith & Beck of London in 1852, with accessories and case. 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.

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Category:
Public Health & Hygiene
Object Number:
2013-89/12
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy) and glass
type:
microscope lens
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • microscope
credit:
Hodds, Peter; Apsley Antiques Limited

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