Screw Barrel Microscope with Accessories

Object Name: 
Screw Barrel Microscope with Accessories

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Object Name: 
Screw Barrel Microscope with Accessories
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
2019.8.19
Dimensions: 
(ab) Screw Barrel Microscope with "1" Lens H: 5.3 cm, W: 2.7 cm, D: 2.5 cm; (k) Case H: 4 cm, W: 9.1 cm, D: 6.4 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1725-1750
Primary Description: 
Screw-barrel Microscope with Accessories. Rolled brass, ground and polished lenses, blown glass tube. (a) Brass screw-barrel microscope. Cylindrical shape with threaded barrel, wire spring, and glass lens. (b) Circular lens in threaded brass frame, stamped "1". (cd) Circular lens in threaded brass frame, stamped "2" with dome cap. (ef) Circular lens in threaded brass frame, stamped "3" with dome cap. (g) Brass specimen plate with three circular glass slides. (h) Rectangular brass frame with colorless glass window for specimen plate. (i) Brass tweezers. (j) Colorless blown glass flask with cork stopper. (k) Custom lidded wooden case covered in black sharkskin and lined with red velvet.
Provenance: 
Camacho, Dr. Tomas, Source
2019-12-13
Artcurial SAS, Source
2019-12-13
Pallas, Estrella, Source
2019-12-13
Inscription: 
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Stamped (-b) underside of brass
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Stamped (-e) underside of brass
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Stamped (-c) underside of brass
Sciences, curiosites & armes: dont la collection de microscopes Camacho-Pallas (2019-12) illustrated, p. 7, lot 8;