Dollond London

Botanical microscope, c.1830

Botanical microscope Dollond London c.1830 Botanical microscope Dollond London c.1830

This is a simple form of English botanical microscope. it is focused by sliding the stage up and down on a rectangular column. It is supplied with three screw-together objectives, which can be use singly or in combination to vary the magnification. Also included is a live box, ivory and glass stage inserts, a stage forceps, a hand forceps, two dissection tools with ivory handles, and three ivory specimen slides. This is often referred to as a "Jones-type botanical microscope" on the basis of it having an oval shaped base.

A short history of the Dollond firm.

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