Compound monocular microscope, 1852

Made:
1852 in London
maker:
Smith & Beck

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
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, steel (metal), wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
glass plate: 2 mm x 90 mm x 40 mm,
tweasers: 16 mm x 83 mm x 18 mm,
needle: 6 mm x 118 mm x 23 mm,
microscope: 384 mm x 215 mm x 215 mm,
box: 131 mm x 425 mm x 236 mm, 6.9 kg
lense: 44 mm 32 mm,
4/10 lense: 52 mm 30 mm,
2/3 lense: 54 mm 30 mm,
type:
microscope
credit:
Hodds, Peter; Apsley Antiques Limited
status:
Permanent collection

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