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Cary field microscope (Gould-type)

Gould-type microscope by Cary, 2/4 19th C.

Signed: Cary, LONDON

Box 14 x 9,2 x 3,3 cm.

The mahogany box, with a lift-out tray, is lined with green velvet. The pillar screws in a boss in the lower edge of the box.

A concave mirror pins into the pillar and the stage pins into a bracket moved by rackwork for focusing. The body tube screws into a horizontal sliding bar on the top of the pillar, with the securing screw missing. There are three objectives, but only one is marked 2.

The accessories include a live box with an insect wing, an ivory slide and a brass slide. Moreover, an additional brass rectangular stage is present, probably ordered by the first owners, for observations different from the standards ones of larger objects.

Bononiae Microscope - Gould-type microscope by Cary, the stand Bononiae Microscope - Gould-type microscope by Cary, detail  Bononiae Microscope - Gould-type microscope by Cary, the case  

Tags: Gould-type, Cary, England

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