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Compound microscope
    • Setting:
      Room XI
    • Maker:
      George Adams junior
    • Place:
    • Date:
      ca. 1790
    • Materials:
      brass; box: wood
    • Dimensions:
      height 500 mm, box 380x220x118 mm
    • Inventory:
      480, 3219, 3221
    • Compound microscope (Inv. 480, 3219, 3221)

Compound microscope built by George Adams Junior, who described it as an improved compound microscope. A pillar mounted on a tripod bears a ball-and-socket joint to which a rod is fitted. The rod carries the illumination mirror, the stage, and the body-tube. The tube contains an eyepiece with two double-convex converging lenses and a field lens. The box for the microscope contains eight objectives and several accessories for preparing specimens. Provenance: Lorraine collections.