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Title

Compound Microscope

Date

Identifier

RDS_treasures_0449.024_Leitz_Microscope.jpg

Description

"E. Leitz, Wetzlar No.21412 (large Stand 1A). B 133x103; H 293; C 340x180x175. 29-10-1891. D. Brass; U-shaped base; circular mechanical stage; double nosepiece; mahogany fitted case; H.H. Dixon’s. Spring loaded cylinder housing on triangular pillar with circular fine adjust 10-50; rack and pinion focus for tube; sub-stage mirror (plain and concave) and condenser; one eyepiece; five objectives (one oil immersion); iris diaphragm; three other condensers; parabolic inflector. Used by Prof. H.H. Dixon and presented by his son, Professor Kendal Dixon in 1986. Letter from Leitz notes that the final assembly was carried out by Lachmanski (no first name) on 29-10-1891."
This description from Mollan, C. (1995). Irish National Inventory of Historic Scientific Instruments. Dublin: Samton Limited, p. 217.

Source

RDS Treasures Collection

Rights

Copyright RDS Library & Archives. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the RDS Library & Archives.

Relation

RDS Library & Archives

Format

Mahogany; brass; glass

Coverage

1891

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Original Format

Mahogany; glass; brass

Physical Dimensions

B 133x103; H 293; C 340x180x175 mm

Collection:

RDS Treasures


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Citation

Leitz, Ernst, 1843-1920, “Compound Microscope,” RDS, accessed December 3, 2021, https://digitalarchive.rds.ie/items/show/3864.

File

RDS_treasures_0449.024_Leitz_Microscope.jpg