Society of Arts Prize Microscope

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  • Society of Arts Prize Microscope. Compound monocular microscope. Mid 19th century. Brass on wooden base. Wooden case. Drawer and accessories. Unsigned: [Horne, Thornthwaite and Wood, London, c. 1860] This all brass instrument with a claw-footed base, is mounted on a wooden base which was made to slide into it's case. Before storage the body-tube would have to have been detached. One of the accessories is a bull's eye condenser lens attached to an adjustable arm which was intended to be inserted through a pillar allowing it to stand independently of the microscope. The original version of this educational microscope was made in 1854 by G. Field of Birmingham. The terms of the prize required him to keep it always in stock.
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  • hbeyer0002
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  • Beyer Collection
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