"Kima" compound monocular microscope with three eye-pieces, in case, used in general practice by Dr R Jeffery Long

W Watson & Sons Ltd (estab. 1837, closed 1969)
Circa 1920
Course focus by rack and pinion, fine focus by screw, square stage with clips, triple nose-piece, substage iris diaphragm with screw adjustment, and double-sided mirror. In a wooden box case with key attached to a string.
The microscope was purchased in 1920. Dr Robert Jeffery Long (d.1998) graduated MBBS from Melbourne University in 1926. He was a general practitioner at 101 Parker St, Williamstown. He took over the practice of Dr Hector Rath Maclean who held the practice from 1890 to 1934 (who died suddenly). Dr Long had discussed partnership with Dr Maclean. He bought the practice and residence at Parker St on Dr Maclean's death inheriting his library.
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W Watson & Son (estab. 1837, closed 1969) ▫ 0 - Whole
Ernst Leitz II (b.1871, d.1956) ▫ .8 & .11
brass, cast iron and other metal, enamel, mirrored and other glass, wood and varnish
31 x 13.5 x 17 cm
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From the Estate of Dr R Geoffrey Long, courtesy of Mrs Margaret Davis, 2000
name/inscriptions ▫ on body tube: '"KIMA"/ W. Watson & Sons, Ltd/London/57218' ▫ MHM04474.1 - microscope
other id/inscriptions ▫ on stand at top: 'Depot/W. Watson & Sons Ltd/Melbourne' ▫ MHM04474.1 - microscope
instructions/maker's mark ▫ around circumference: 'REVOLVE' between arrow ends, and underneath this 'W' ▫ MHM04474.1 - microscope
maker's mark ▫ on door, outside, as a logo: 'WATSONS/BRITISH MICROSCOPE' ▫ MHM04474.12.1 - case
instructions/maker's mark ▫ on label inside door: 'This Microscope is further secured by a screw through the bottom of the case; this must be removed before attempting to take out the instrument' ▫ MHM04474.12.1 - case
specifications/maker's mark ▫ on lid: '1/12/Oel Immersion/E.LEITZ/WETZLAR' ▫ MHM04474.7 - objective container
name/inscriptions ▫ on lid: '3' ▫ MHM04474.8 - objective container
name/inscriptions ▫ on lid: '7' ▫ MHM04474.9 - objective container
name/inscriptions ▫ on lid: '1/12' ▫ MHM04474.10 - objective container
name/inscriptions ▫ on top section: '151312', and on section below: '1/12/Oel Immersion/Ernst Leitz Wetzlar'; ▫ MHM04474.11 - objective
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