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.
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