Reference numberMOB/042
TitleCompound microscope by William Cary
ArtistCary, William
DescriptionA brass compound non-achromatic microscope with fittings and a mahogany carry case. The microscope is mounted to a cantilevered arm, which is screwed to the top of the main support pillar. The support pillar is screwed into a circular mount that is bolted into the top of the mahogany storage box.
Extent1 instrument
FormatScientific Instrument
MaterialsBrass, wood, ivory
Dimensionsh 152 mm
Access statusOpen
ProvenanceDonated to the Society by Mr JK Baker in 1961; recorded in Royal Society Minutes of Council, Printed, v.20 1957-1961, minute 47, meeting 12 October 1961, p.634. The microscope once belonged to his grandfather Henry Baker FRS.
URL descriptionDigital version available on The Royal Society Picture Library
Fellows associated with this archive
NA6218Baker; Henry (1698 - 1774); naturalist and poet1698 - 1774
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