Compound monocular microscope of magnification 10x, made by the Ordnance Factory

Maker
Ordnance Factory Maribyrnong (estab. 1908)
Date
(1947-1948)
Description
Black metal compound microscope.
There was a shortage of optical instruments after the 1939-45 war. During 1947 and 1948 microscopes in Melbourne were made in considerable numbers by the Ordnance Factory of the Munitions Supply Laboratories, following the design of john McNeill and Gus Schaefer, and sold to Universities in Australia. A rival microscope was made by the Australian Optical Company headed by L.D Colechin.
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Object detail

Other Maker
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Medium
brass, glass
Measurements
31 x 18 x 12.7 cm
Accession Number
MHM00055
Inscriptions
maker's mark ▫ on body tube: 'ORDNANCE MELB U.586 AUST FACTORY/UNIV OF MELB A314' ▫ 0 - Whole
specifications/maker's mark ▫ on objective: 'MSL Maribyrnong Australia UM A314, ACHRO 16mm 0.27 2441' ▫ 0 - Whole
specifications/maker's mark ▫ on objective: 'MSL Maribyrnong Australia UM A314, ACHRO 4mm 0.65 1487...' ▫ 0 - Whole
specifications/maker's mark ▫ on eyepiece: 'M.S.L. x 10 U of M A181' ▫ 0 - Whole
maker's mark ▫ on top frame: 'M.S.L. 48' ▫ 0 - Whole
numbered/inscriptions ▫ on microscope base: '233' ▫ 0 - Whole
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