Wenham's binocular compound microscope, no 4100

Ross and Company (estab. 1859, closed 1897)
Circa 1860-1900
Wenham's binocular compound microscope with brass frame, made by A. Ross, London. Microscope set on tripod stand and attached vertical frame, with connecting central rod which holds: condenser; mechanical stage; field diaphragm. Bolted to central rod is a curved vertical arm with adjustment knob. Cylindrical body of microscope is set on the curved arm by metal thread and comprises: objective; graduated binocular drawtubes; fine adjustment knob. Top of drawtube open for inserting oculars. Two achromatic oculars held in drawtubes. Kit includes wooden box, holding 6 objectives, 3 with original tins; 2 empty objective tins; also adjustment screw.

Belonged to Dr Alfred Fay Maclure (1883-1956).

Microscope is stored in square wooden case with metal handle and key.
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brass and other metal, glass, wood, fabric
52.0 x 28.5 x 32.3 cm (case)
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Gift of AMA Victoria, 2011
Presented by widow of Dr Orme Kewish, July 1974.
maker's mark ▫ marked: 'Wenham's Binocular/by Ross, London' and 'Ross/London./4100' ▫ microscope
specifications/maker's mark ▫ marked: 'Ross London/Patent to In. Wet/Uncovered/Covered.' ▫ objectives
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