Microscope

Smith and Beck, Manufacturer

Circa 1850s
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Maker and Role
Smith and Beck, Manufacturer
Production Date
Circa 1850s
Description
Microscope - antique signed Smith & Beck, 6 Coleman St., London. No.973 on the foot. The microscope has a thumb wheel controlled rack and pinion inter-ocular separation, Wenham prism on sliding shoe, rack and pinion main and nosepiece micrometer fine focus, a square mechanical stage with a rotating overstage and slide clamps, a mechanical sub-stage, a plano-concave mirror on an articulated arm, all mounted on twin pillars above a rotating plate on a "Y" foot. At the base, there is a reflecting swivel mirror wedged between a semi-circular clamp.
Media/Materials
Processed Material/Metal/Alloy/Copper Alloy/Brass
Processed Material/Glass
Signature/Marks and Type
Smith & Beck 6 Coleman St. London 973 Inscribed
Accession No
2006.22
Credit Line
Smith and Beck. Circa 1850s. Microscope, 2006.22. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).
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