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Compound microscope
    • Setting:
      Room XV
    • Maker:
      Nachet & Fils firm
    • Place:
    • Date:
      ca. 1870
    • Materials:
    • Dimensions:
      height 370 mm; base 158x111; box 355x233x151 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Compound microscope (Inv. 3283)

This compound microscope was made by Nachet & Fils. The horseshoe base supports two tapered pillars to which the instrument's tilting body tube is fixed by a swivel joint. The circular stage carries large clips for holding specimens. Below it is the mirror. The instrument is fitted with a condenser. The body-tube is held by a collar mounted on a pillar whose position is adjusted by turning a focusing knob. The tube is fitted with a revolving objective changer. The box contains various accessories including four eyepieces, six objectives, a camera lucida, two Nicol prisms, and a micrometer. Belonged to the Gabinetto degli Invertebrati of the Istituto di Studi Superiori of Florence.