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Compound microscope, binocular
    • Setting:
      Room XIV
    • Inventor:
      Filippo Pacini
    • Maker:
    • Place:
    • Date:
      ca. 1855
    • Materials:
    • Dimensions:
      height 330 mm, base 140x110 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Compound microscope, binocular (Inv. 2659)

Binocular compound microscope mounted on a horseshoe base. Two tapered pillars inserted in the base hold the tilting stage to which is attached the telescopic tube carrying the illumination mirror and binocular body-tube, which provides three-dimensional viewing. Under the stage are two revolving disks with filters, diaphragms, and condenser lenses. Coarse focus is by rackwork. Fine focus is by a knob. There is a second binocular body-tube. This instrument may be connected with the experiments with binocular microscopes by Filippo Pacini in 1853-54.