A set of microscope specimen preparation and display tools
Sold by James W. Queen & Co., Philadelphia, c.1885
This set of microscope
specimen preparation tools was supplied by James W.
Queen & Co. around 1885. The set includes a bench
microtome, live-box, stage forceps with slide
carrier, Pennock's eye-shade for use with a monocular
microscope, a micrometer slide, a cased Valentine's
knife (a two-bladed knife for making at a single
stroke a thin section of a tissue, for microscopic
examination), a cased section-cutting microtome razor
with ebony handle, a loupe mounted in hard rubber,
and an assortment of smaller tools consisting of
knifes, forceps, scissors, needles, etc. All
contained within a two-layered wood case.