Museo Galileo
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Compound microscope
    • Setting:
      Room XV
    • Maker:
      G. & S. Merz firm
    • Place:
    • Date:
      ca. 1870
    • Materials:
      brass, iron
    • Dimensions:
      height 300 mm; box 240x165x160
    • Inventory:
    • Compound microscope (Inv. 3327)

The compound microscopes of this type, made by Merz, are almost all identical. The horseshoe base is painted black and has a rectangular pillar carrying the stage. Behind it is a triangular sleeve, carrying a prism fitted with an arm that supports the body-tube. Focusing is by turning a knob under the prism. There are four eyepieces and three objectives.