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microscope condenser

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Dates
1930
circa 1930
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
004013020 a-c
Description
A microscope condenser in a case; the condenser (a) is round and somewhat conical consisting of a ring with a lens like centre; there are two screws on the ring that adjust the position of the lens; there is also a black metal piece which is cylindrical and has a ring at the end with notches that a…
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Accession Number
004013020 a-c
Collection
Alan Prouse Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Microscopy -- accessories and parts -- diaphragm
Description
A microscope condenser in a case; the condenser (a) is round and somewhat conical consisting of a ring with a lens like centre; there are two screws on the ring that adjust the position of the lens; there is also a black metal piece which is cylindrical and has a ring at the end with notches that appear to be for gripping; the object most likely attaches onto the microscope and is turned to adjust the condenser; the case is probably made of wood, but is coated in black leather and has a blue fabric lining inside with holes for the two pieces.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - condenser - Size: Depth 3.6 cm x Diam. 4.9 cm
b - metal device - Size: Length 3.2 cm x Diam. 1.8 cm
c - case - Size: Depth 8.6 cm x Width 8.6 cm x Depth 7.1 cm
Provenance
Belonged to the donor's father who worked as a ship's medical officer during the Second World War.
Maker
Spencer
Site Made (City)
Buffalo
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1930
circa 1930
Date Remarks
The logo on the condenser and case match the logo on Spencer products from the 1930s.
Material
metal: silver; black
leather: black
fabric: blue
Inscriptions
"SPENCER // BUFFALO // USA" on the top of the case and the bottom of the condenser; "1.15 TO 1.25 SL. TH." engraved on the lens
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-1
Condition Remarks
Like new
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
Internet: ars machina.com: "antique scientific instruments and collectibles"; CD #3
Research Facts
Dr. Prouse served as a ship's medical officer during the second world war rising the rank of Surgeon-Captain; after the war he became an anesthesiologist feeling that he did not have sufficient control over his hands after suffering from rheumatic fever.
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