Porter & Hunt, London

Case-mounted microscope. c.1831

Porter & Hunt, London. Case-mounted microscope. c.1831
Porter & Hunt, London. Case-mounted microscope. c.1831

Among the accessories supplied are four objectives, one of which is very high power, another objective with Lieberkuhn reflector, a live box, a stage mounted bulleye condenser, a stage forceps, a hand forceps, two stage disk inserts, a dissecting tool, and a selection of sliders. Note that the limb can be unscrewed from the main body of the microscope and in conjugation with the Lieberkuhn objective and stage forceps, it can be converted into a compass microscope.

compass microscope

With respect to the signature on this microscope, the following statement was found on the Science Museum-London website:

Traded at 309 Regent St. next to the Polytechnic Institution, London, England. Partnership between James Porter (working 1831-43) & Hunt.

The following notice was published in the London Gazette, 1838:

Porter & Hunt notice
signature

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