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Compound microscope
    • Setting:
      Room XIV
    • Inventor:
      Giovanni Battista Amici
    • Maker:
      Giovanni Battista Amici
    • Place:
    • Date:
      ca. 1827
    • Materials:
    • Dimensions:
      height 267 mm; box 360x200x147 mm
    • Inventory:
    • Compound microscope (Inv. 3203)

Compound microscope, similar to microscope inv. 3201, made by Giovanni Battista Amici. The instrument is mounted on a square-sectioned pillar on the box, which can carry the microscope with its accessories. The illumination mirror and the stage (fitted with a micrometer movement) move along the pillar by rackwork. The image is focused by adjusting the position of the stage relative to the body-tube attached horizontally to the pillar. An articulated arm holds a bull's eye lens in front of the body-tube. Some of the accessories were made by Vincent & Charles Chevalier in Paris. Provenance: Lorraine collections.