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Compound microscope, dissecting
    • Setting:
      Room XV
    • Inventor:
      Charles-Philippe Robin
    • Maker:
      Nachet & Fils firm
    • Place:
    • Date:
      ca. 1875
    • Materials:
    • Dimensions:
      height 280 mm, base 180x155 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Compound microscope, dissecting (Inv. 2648)
    • Compound microscope, dissecting (Inv. 2648)

Compound dissecting microscope mounted on a thick brass plate carrying a pillar with an arm that supports the vertical body-tube. Focusing is by rackwork. The eyepiece is probably not the original, while the objective is missing. This microscope has a long focal length and a wide field. It was invented in 1847 by Charles-Philippe Robin and built by Nachet & Fils.