J. Swift & Son, London, #14790

The Advanced Student's Petrological Microscope, c. 1908

J. Swift & Son, London, #14790. The Advanced Student's Petrological Microscope, c. 1908

J. Swift & Son, London, #14790. The Advanced Student's Petrological Microscope, c. 1908

J. Swift & Son, London, #14790. The Advanced Student's Petrological Microscope, c. 1908

J. Swift & Son, London, #14790. The Advanced Student's Petrological Microscope, c. 1908

J. Swift & Son, London, #14790. The Advanced Student's Petrological Microscope, c. 1908

J. Swift & Son, London, #14790. The Advanced Student's Petrological Microscope, c. 1908

J. Swift & Son, London, #14790. The Advanced Student's Petrological Microscope, c. 1908. Substage

J. Swift & Son, London, #14790. The Advanced Student's Petrological Microscope, c. 1908. Tube

J. Swift & Son, London, #14790. The Advanced Student's Petrological Microscope, c. 1908. Accessories

Among the accessories are a single eyepiece, a 1-inch and 1/4-inch objective each with canister, a divisible substage condenser, and the analyzer Nicol prism in a rotating calibrated mount. The polarizing prism is within the tube held by a slide-in mounting. The Bertrand lens is accomodated within the tube using a focusing sliding-in mounting.

J. Swift & Son, London, #14790. The Advanced Student's Petrological Microscope

microscope storage case


The James Swift & Son business timeline.

Within the case is a typed paper label reading: "This Swift petrological microscope number 14790 with accessories in the case belongs to and is the property of Angus Campbell Fraser". It is signed by his son F. J. Fraser with the date January 16, 1965.

Frank Jardine Fraser was born in Wallasey, England on August 8, 1892. He was a geologist living in Ottowa, Canada and was the author of Geology of southern Saskatchewan, (Canada. Geological Survey. Memoir, 176), 1935. His father Angus, the original owner of the microscope, was born in Gairloch, Scotland on June 11, 1844.

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