Small Jones Most Improved Type Microscope. c.1825
This instrument is based on the Jones Most Improved model. It is a smaller version of this design. The microscope is stored disassembled in a mahogany case. It is equipped with a complete set of accessories among which are four objectives, another objective with a Lieberkuhn reflector for use with opaque objects, a high power objective made for use without the compound tube, a live box, a brass wet slide, a stage forceps, a stage condenser on an articulated arm, a set of dissecting tools, a number if ivory sliders, an ivory talc box, and a glass stage insert. Typical of microscopes from this period, the internal optics consist of a double eye lens and a field lens in the middle of the tube.
The limb can be dismounted and in conjunction with the Lieberkuhn objective and stage forceps, the instrument can be configured as a hand-held compass microscope.
Trade label of Robert Brettell Bate (1782-1847)
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