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Instruments of Science & Technology / A ROSS COMPOUND MONOCULAR MICROSCOPE, ENGLISH, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY,

Lot 39
A ROSS COMPOUND MONOCULAR MICROSCOPE,
ENGLISH, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY,
28 September 2022, 14:00 BST
London, Knightsbridge

£400 - £600

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A ROSS COMPOUND MONOCULAR MICROSCOPE, ENGLISH, SECOND HALF 19TH CENTURY,

base signed ROSS LONDON, 2084, the microscope stage with rack-and-pinion focusing, substage mirror, with three oculars marked A, B & C, three objectives in 1/4-inch, 1/2-ichn & 1-inch Ross London cases, in mahogany case with brass handle, the inside door with old object glasses/angular aperture' label,
the microscope 17in (43cm) high
7 3/4in x 17 1/4in x 7 1/2in (20cm x 44cm x 19cm) cased

Footnotes

Andrew Ross first produced his design for the compound monocular microscope in the early 1840's. Innovations to microscope design by the Ross family included the characteristic Y-shaped stand for improved balance, and the weight reduction by Thomas Ross which improved portability.

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