George Adams Improved Model Compound Microscope with Accessories

Object Name: 
George Adams Improved Model Compound Microscope with Accessories

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Object Name: 
George Adams Improved Model Compound Microscope with Accessories
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2019.8.24
Dimensions: 
(a-d) Compound Microscope H: 41.5 cm, W: 26 cm, D: 24 cm; (h) Custom Box H: 9.3 cm, W: 29.5 cm, D: 22 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
about 1820
Primary Description: 
George Adams Improved Model Compound Microscope with Accessories. Rolled, extruded, cast brass; ground, polished glass. (a) Base of compound microscope, including adjustable arm that holds a two-sided swiveling substage mirror and a cone-shaped stage. Base has three L-shaped feet, two of which collapse beneath the third for storage. (b) Brass arm, which fits into slot at the top of (a) and holds (c) brass disk with four small glass lenses and (d) cylindrical brass body tube with glass lenses. (e) Convex glass magnifying stage lens in brass frame with brass rod arm. (f) Brass stage forceps. (g) Brass specimen tray//fish plate with red ribbon. (h) Custom mahogany lidded box lined with purple velvet. (i) Key.
Provenance: 
Camacho, Dr. Tomas, Source
2019-12-13
Artcurial SAS, Source
2019-12-13
Pallas, Estrella, Source
2019-12-13
Color: 
Inscription: 
W & S, JONES, 30 Holborn London
inscription
Engraved (a) on top of widest foot
Sciences, curiosites & armes: dont la collection de microscopes Camacho-Pallas (2019-12) illustrated, p. 24, lot 34;