R. & J. Beck, London, # 6283

The Popular Model Binocular Microscope. c. 1872

R. & J. Beck, London, # 6283. The Popular Model Binocular Microscope. c. 1872 R. & J. Beck, London, # 6283. The Popular Model Binocular Microscope. c. 1872
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The microscope is supplied with a full compliment of accessories consisting of two matched pairs of oculars, three objectives each with a protective cap (2, 1, and 1/4-inch), camera ludica, analyzer, polarizer, diaphragm wheel, substage stop for use with opaque objects, parabolic condenser for dark field use, achromatic condenser, Leiberkuhn reflector, objective adapter, stage micrometer, stage forceps, live-box, free-standing bullseye condenser, and a glass trough for use with aquatic specimens.

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A full description of the R. & J. Beck "Popular Model" and the accessories that were supplied with it are described in Richard Beck's A Treatise on the Construction, Proper Use, and Capabilities of Smith, Beck, and Beck's Achromatic Microscopes, 1865


Below is a wood cut showing the laboratory aboard the HMS Challenger during the famous expedition that occurred in the years 1872-1876. Note that the microscope shown at the front right is an example of the Beck Popular binocular microscope. Most likely, this particular model was chosen for the expedition due to its portability and its space saving properties, being able to collapse compactly within its storage case.


R. & J. Beck, London,  The Popular Model Binocular Microscope on the Challenger Expedition

A short history of the R. & J. Beck firm

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