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compound monocular microscope

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Dates
1875
1880
circa 1875-1880
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
004026004 a-c
Description
A compound monocular brass microscope consisting of the microscope (a) with a round base with a knob on it; the body of the microscope rests on the base via a ball and socket making it adjustable; the knob tightens the socket locking the microscope into place; the top of the microscope rotates over…
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Accession Number
004026004 a-c
Collection
Queen's University Archives Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy
Description
A compound monocular brass microscope consisting of the microscope (a) with a round base with a knob on it; the body of the microscope rests on the base via a ball and socket making it adjustable; the knob tightens the socket locking the microscope into place; the top of the microscope rotates over the fixed stage; there is an adjustable condenser and a knob which adjusts the height of the microscope; there is also a removable rotating mirror (b) beneath the stage and a removable eyepiece (c) at the top.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - microscope - Size: Length 22.5 cm x Width 9.0 cm x Depth 7.9 cm
b - mirror - Size: Length 6.5 cm x Width 5.4 cm x Depth 1.0 cm
c - eyepiece - Size: Length 4.3 cm x Diam. 3.9 cm
Provenance
From the Queen's University Archives' Anthony A. Travill Fonds.
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1875
1880
circa 1875-1880
Date Remarks
Appears in a microscope collection book which gives the date as c. 1875
Material
metal: yellow, brown
glass: clear
Inscriptions
"DEPOS F" engraved on the knob on the base
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A1-4
Condition Remarks
Some minor wear on parts of the metal.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"The Billings Microscope collection of the Medical Museum," Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, D.C., 1974. p. 67
Research Facts
Dr. A. A.Travill was an anatomy professor at Queen's, and served as department head from 1968-1978; he had an interest in medical history, and published several books and articles on the subject. Appears in a microscope collection book which says it is probably French.
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Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
997001624
Description
Metal microscope with horse-shoe shaped base; three interchangeable lenses on revolving nosepiece; lens in adjustable via a dial on side; mirror located underneath the stage; two clips on stage to hold slide; engraving platform at rear of base.
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Accession Number
997001624
Collection
Queen's University Faculty of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy
Description
Metal microscope with horse-shoe shaped base; three interchangeable lenses on revolving nosepiece; lens in adjustable via a dial on side; mirror located underneath the stage; two clips on stage to hold slide; engraving platform at rear of base.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Donated by Dean Barry Smith, Faculty of Medicine, Queen's University.
Maker
R & J Beck. Ltd
Site Made (City)
London
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Material
metal: yellow, silver
glass: clear
plastic: black
Inscriptions
Engraved on the eye piece: "10x // K"; engraved on the nosepiece: "R & J BECK. Ltd"; engraved on the objective lenses: "2/3 // 16 MM // A // R & J // BECK // LTD"; "1/6 // 4 MM // A // R & J // BECK // LTD"; "1/12 // 2MM // R & J // BECK // LTD"; engraved on the horseshoe-shaped base: "WILLIAMS BROWN & EARLE // PHILADELPHIA"; "R & J. BECK. LTD // LONDON // 28124"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A2-1
Dimension Notes
Length 28.2 cm x Width 12.6 cm x Depth 8.3 cm
Condition Remarks
Minor corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Exhibit History
On display: “Potions, Pills and Prescriptions”, Gallery B: Case # 4, Museum of Health Care, May 1, 2000 - Jan 2017.
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Dates
1875
1885
circa 1875-1885
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
010020535 a-al
Description
Monocular drum microscope (a) sits on a brass horseshoe shaped base with the maker's name and address engraved on the top; attached to the base is a circular arm to which the parts of the microscope are attached; just above the base there is a swivel mirror which is flat on one side and concave on …
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Accession Number
010020535 a-al
Collection
Dr. Ralph and Mrs. Olga Crawford Canadian Dental Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy -- instrumentation
Description
Monocular drum microscope (a) sits on a brass horseshoe shaped base with the maker's name and address engraved on the top; attached to the base is a circular arm to which the parts of the microscope are attached; just above the base there is a swivel mirror which is flat on one side and concave on the other; mirror is attached to a semi-circular piece of black metal via two metal screws on the end of each arm; mirror attachment is screwed to an arm also made of black metal which can be manually adjusted up and down; above the mirror there is a square stage with a circular hole in the centre; screwed to the underside of the stage is a condenser and a circular iris diaphragm which rotates made of black metal; iris diaphragm has engraved striations around the edge with five different sized holes drilled through it; there are two identical rectangular, silver metal slide clips on top of the stage which have a slight bend in them and are each held in place by a brass pin at the top; tubular aperture is adjustable by sliding through a circular support tube which is attached to the arm by three black metal bars via screws; aperture consists of a long tube with a screw end on the bottom for attaching the lenses; aperture has a decorative lip near the top which then narrows towards the top; microscope comes with two eye pieces (b-c) which slide into the top of the aperture; eyepieces are identical except that (b) is slightly longer than (c) eyepieces have a cyllindrical silver metal body with a circular black metal top; top has engraved striations around the edge and a single number painted on it in gold paint; eyepieces slide inside the aperture and have a rim which sticks out slightly; there is a small hole in the centre of the top with a glass lens set inside and each eyepiece has a convex glass lens set into the bottom of each body; there are two metal brass coloured objective lenses (d) is circular in shape with four tiers and narrows towards the flat top; at the base of each tier is a thin edge with engraved vertical striations; the third tier is missing its edge; the inside is threaded so it can screw into the bottom of the aperture of (a) and there is a convex glass lens inside; on the tip, there is a small circular lens made of glass; second objective lens (e) also has threading inside the bottom and has five tiers with the same striated edging; on the top of the lens there is a silver metal tip with a small circular glass lens in the centre; there is no lens in the base; both objective lenses rest in a small rectangular brown leather covered case (f) which opens via a single hinge at the back and is held closed by a gold and copper coloured clasp with decorative filigree; inside there is a brown wooden support with three identical holes drilled into it; bottom of the box is lined with green velvet and the top is lined with a white fabric; there is a green fabric covered rectangular guard which runs around the wooden support; there is a smaller piece of green fabric which covers the hinge; there are 9 identical, rectangular clear glass sildes (g-o) and 17 identical, square clear glass cover slips (p-af); cover slips came in a small square paper box (ag-ah); box top (ag) is brown and has a white sticker with a black border around it and is printed on in black ink; box bottom (ah) has a brown base and border made of yellow paper; packet of white rice paper sheets (ai) has a light orange cover and is printed on in gold ink; all items are stored in a rectangular, brown wooden box (aj); box opens via three silver, metal, rectangular hinges which screw into the top and bottom sections; there is a silver, metal, cylindrical latch screwed into the edge of the top section of the box which fits inside a circular silver, metal receptacle screwed to the top edge of the bottom section; inside the box there are different compartments for the various microscope pieces and sections lined with black velvet; stamped into the top edge of the bottom section of the box is a serial number; there is a rectangular wooden door (ak) which fits over a section on the bottom proper right corner; door has a small dark brown wooden rounded handle (al) which has detached.
Number Of Parts
38
Part Names
a - microscope - Size: Length 24.4 cm x Width 8.5 cm x Depth 8.3 cm
b - eyepiece - Size: Length 4.9 cm x Diam 2.8 cm
c - eyepiece - Size: Length 4.2 cm x Diam 2.8 cm
d - objective lens - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Diam 1.8 cm
e - objective lens - Size: Length 2.8 cm x Diam 1.8 cm
f - lens case - Size: Length 7.2 cm x Width 3.5 cm x Depth 4.0 cm
g - slide - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
h - slide - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
i - slide - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
j - slide - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
k - slide - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
l - slide - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
m - slide - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
n - slide - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
o - slide - Size: Length 7.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 0.2 cm
p - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
q - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
r - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
s - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
t - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
u - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
v - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
w - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
x - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
y - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
z - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
aa - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
ab - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
ac - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
ad - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
ae - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
af - cover slip - Size: Length 1.9 cm x Width 1.9 cm x Depth 0.1 cm
ag - box top - Size: Length 2.7 cm x Width 2.7 cm x Depth 0.8 cm
ah - box bottom - Size: Length 2.6 cm x Width 2.6 cm x Depth 1.4 cm
ai - rice paper - Size: Length 7.5 cm x Width 5.0 cm x Depth 0.9 cm
aj - microscope box - Size: Length 24.1 cm x Width 13.6 cm x Depth 10.8 cm
ak - compartment door - Size: Length 13.0 cm x Width 8.3 cm x Depth 0.5 cm
al - Size: Length cm x Width cm x Depth cm
Provenance
Transfer from the Dental Canada Fund; previously housed in the Dentistry Canada Museum (Ottawa); this item was used by by Dr. F.A. Stevenson at Harvard University and at his practice in Montreal; it was then given to Dr. Erwin Burbank
Maker
C. Reichert
Site Made (City)
Bennogasse
Site Made (Country)
Austria
Dates
1875
1885
circa 1875-1885
Date Remarks
Date based on maker's information and donor's remarks
Material
metal: yellow, silver, black
glass: clear
wood: brown
paper: white, orange, brown, yellow
ink: yellow, black
fabric: green, white
Inscriptions
Engraved on base of (a): "C. Reichert Wien VIII. Bennogasse 26"; painted on the top of (b): "2"; painted on the top of (c): "4"; engraved onto bottom tier of (d): "3"; engraved on the bottom tier of (e): "7a"; printed on (ag): "59 Stü[c]k // 22 m / m // 7/8" the first line is crossed out in black marker; printed on the front flap of (ai): "SUPREME"; printed on the back of (ai): "FINESSE & SOLIDITE // PAPIER de RIZ // DOUCEUR"; stamped into edge of (aj): "No 4208"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-B1-2
Condition Remarks
(a) shows slight signs of use; scratches present on the base; mirror has small streaks and scratches on both sides; very small amount of corrosion on the top of each slide clip; seven slides and one cover slip were broken; box top has two sides that have detached
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Internet
JPG
Reference Comments
"Canadian Dental Association" website; "Mikroskop Museum" website; "Powerhouse Museum" website; CD #5
Research Facts
Dr Ralph and Mrs Olga Crawford donated their extensive Canadian dental collection to the DCF to create the museum in 1997; further donations were received while Dr Crawford was Curator Emeritus at the Dental Canada Museum until its closure in 2008; this item was donated by Mrs. Joan Burbank of Victoria British Columbia; Dr. A.F. Stevenson graduated from Harvard in 1888 and then joined Dr. George Beers' dental practice in Montreal; Dr. Stevenson was the first president of the Canadian Dental Association; Mrs. Burbank's husband Dr. Erwin Burbank took over Dr. Stevenson's practice in 1928; Carl Reichert (1851-1922) began manufacturing microscopes in Vienna in 1874; each microscope made by Reichert has a unique serial number with this one being numbered 4208
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drum microscope stage

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact11538
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
1976.6.2
Description
Push-focus, drum-type microscope stage; magnifying glass for extension arm (see 1934.15).
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Accession Number
1976.6.2
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy -- instrumentation
Description
Push-focus, drum-type microscope stage; magnifying glass for extension arm (see 1934.15).
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1870
1900
circa 1870-1900
Date Remarks
"Late 19th century"
Material
metal: brass
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-B1-3
Dimension Notes
Length 14.5 cm
Condition Remarks
Brass is oxidizing; laquer worn off.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
"Collecting Microscopes for Under £100," by James Layte, Aug. 1976, p. 67; see 1934.15; UHN artefact files; CD #UHN
Research Facts
A cheap French microscope for classroom use manufactured in thousands between 1870 and 1900. This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
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Floating dairy thermometer

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Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
1976.6.20 a-c
Description
A glass thermometer in a tubular, water-stained cardboard case with its ends reinforced with electrical tape; Note: item is missing.
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Accession Number
1976.6.20 a-c
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Thermometers
Temperature
Dairying
Description
A glass thermometer in a tubular, water-stained cardboard case with its ends reinforced with electrical tape; Note: item is missing.
Number Of Parts
3
Part Names
a - thermometer - Size: Length 19.6 cm x Diam. 1.5 cm
b - case bottom - Size: Length 16.1 cm x Diam. 1.7 cm
c - case top - Size: Length 5.8 cm x Diam. 1.9 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Material
glass: clear
mercury: silver
paper: white; black
cardboard: purplish pink
electrical tape: black
Inscriptions
On paper inside thermometer: "FLOATING DAIRY THERMOMETER"; also a graduated scale in degrees F.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F4-4
Temporary Location
Item is missing.
Condition Remarks
Case is water-stained, ends reinforced with electrical tape.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
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Compound monocular microscope body tube

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Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
1976.6.5
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Accession Number
1976.6.5
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Dates
1850
1900
1850-1900
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-F8-1
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
JPG
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
CD #UHN
Research Facts
This artefact is part of a set of surgical instruments belonging to Dr. Weston L. Herriman, who was one of the first nine students who graduated in 1855 from the newly formed School of Medicine at the Church of Scotland-affiliated University of
Queen's College (1854, Kingston, Ont.). The nine senior students had transferred from the Anglican Upper Canada School of Medicine (Toronto) to the new school at Queen's.
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drum microscope

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Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
1969.77.1 a-ac
Description
Drum microscope in a case (ac); microscope is cylindrical from top to bottom; body slides in drum by rack and pinion fixed stage spring; rack attached to drum; pinion to tubular sleeve in which the body fits; consists of (a) microscope; (b) Lieberkühn; (c) condenser; (d) speciment holder (?); (e) b…
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Accession Number
1969.77.1 a-ac
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy -- instrumentation
Description
Drum microscope in a case (ac); microscope is cylindrical from top to bottom; body slides in drum by rack and pinion fixed stage spring; rack attached to drum; pinion to tubular sleeve in which the body fits; consists of (a) microscope; (b) Lieberkühn; (c) condenser; (d) speciment holder (?); (e) brass cup with glass bottom; (f) brass container/cap; (g) arm for stage condenser; (h) monocular/condenser (?); (i) specimen tube; (j) stage forceps; (k) ivory and black disc for stage; (l) plate for lock (not part of set); (m) brass forceps; (n-s) objectives; (t-y) ivory sliders; (z) slide with unlabelled sample; (aa) slide of cardiac muscle fibre; (ab) drawer in case.
Number Of Parts
29
Part Names
a - microscope - Size: Length 25.5 cm
b - Lieberkühn
c - condenser
d - specimen holder (?)
e - brass cup
f - brass container/cap
g - arm for stage condenser
h - monocular/condenser (?)
i - specimen tube
j - stage forceps
k - disc
l - plate for lock
m - forceps
n - objective #3
o - objective #2
p - objective #5
q - objective #6
r - objective #1
s - objective #4
t - ivory slider
u - ivory slider
v - ivory slider
w - ivory slider
x - ivory slider
y - ivory slider
z - slide
aa - slide
ab - drawer
ac - case - Size: Length 27.5 cm x Width 14.5 cm x Depth 9.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Dates
1800
1899
circa 1800-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "19c."
Material
metal: yellow
wood: brown
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A1-3
Temporary Location
Microscope and three slides (t-v): On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Rack damaged; non-working.
Copy Type
Original
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compound monocular microscope

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Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
1981.12.1 a-e
Description
A monocular microscope with a single objective; rack and pinion fine adjustment, push focus; condenser, possibly substage; parts are (a) objective; (b) draw tube; (c) eyepiece; (d) eyepiece lens; (e) stand and body.
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Accession Number
1981.12.1 a-e
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy -- instrumentation
MM= Microscopy -- microscope -- European -- compound
Description
A monocular microscope with a single objective; rack and pinion fine adjustment, push focus; condenser, possibly substage; parts are (a) objective; (b) draw tube; (c) eyepiece; (d) eyepiece lens; (e) stand and body.
Number Of Parts
5
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. B.A.Q. Hamilton-Smith of Toronto.
Maker
Parkes & Son
Site Made (City)
Birmingham
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1899
circa 1870-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "late 19c."
Material
metal: grey; yellow
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A1-4
Condition Remarks
Push focus no longer works properly; tissue is needed to keep microscope from sliding all the way down; missing clips to hold down slide.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Photo
JPG
Reference Comments
"Collecting Microscopes for under £100" by James Layte, AD & CG, Aug. 1976, p. 66; CD #UHN
Research Facts
Resembles the student microscope by Negretti and Zambra.
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compound monocular microscope

https://mhc.andornot.com/en/permalink/artifact8286
Dates
1850
1875
1850-1875
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
1983.20.1 a-l
Description
A wooden case (l) with a drawer (k) has a brass handle affixed to top; two hooks, with eyes, at top and bottom of the box for closure; contains a student's microscope (a) with horseshoe-shaped iron base; all fittings of brass; light condenser attached to front of microscope; extra eyepieces (b,c) a…
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Accession Number
1983.20.1 a-l
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy
Description
A wooden case (l) with a drawer (k) has a brass handle affixed to top; two hooks, with eyes, at top and bottom of the box for closure; contains a student's microscope (a) with horseshoe-shaped iron base; all fittings of brass; light condenser attached to front of microscope; extra eyepieces (b,c) and objective (d); additional parts provided: a round pillbox (e), empty; a round wooden cover glass box (f) containing glass cover discs; a rectangular box (g) containing glass discs; a round box (h) containing pieces of glass; a round box (i) containing broken pieces of glass; a paper (j) printed in French listing a table of lenses.
Number Of Parts
12
Part Names
a - microscope - Size: Length 31.0 cm
b - eyepiece
c - eyepiece
d - objective
e - pillbox - Size: Diam. 3.5 cm
f - box - Size: Depth 3.0 cm x Diam. 4.5 cm
g - box
h - box - Size: Diam. 3.5 cm
i - box - Size: Diam. 3.0 cm
j - paper sheet
k - drawer
l - case - Size: Length 35.5 cm x Width 18.5 cm x Depth 15.5 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Miss A. Jeffers; microscope belonged to her grandfather, Dr. Wellington Colman Jeffers (1847-1917).
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1850
1875
1850-1875
Date Remarks
"Third quarter of 19th century"
Material
wood: brown
metal: yellow
glass: clear
Inscriptions
On cover glass box (f): "cover glass box, Bausch & Lomb"; on rectangular box (g): "Jas. W. Queen & Co., Opticians, No. 924 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia"; on round box (h): "Victoria Cachous" surrounding a picture of the young Queen Victoria.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-B1-2
Temporary Location
Microscope only: On exhibit “The Century: Medical Innovations of the 1800s” at Museum of Health Care, 25 June 2017.
Condition Remarks
Metal ring supporting mirror is broken; back panel of box detached; drawer pull broken off and missing; #2: there is a crack in the door of the case 10.0 cm long in the top proper left corner; a curving scratch in the door at the midpoint running across the width and a straight imprint in the width of the wood directly below this; there is a nick in the proper left edge of the door; there were cracks in the lower left corner of the proper left side 3.5 cm long and 4.3 cm long near the lower eye hook; and another crack in the opposite lower corner 3.2 cm long; there were several worn patches on the back surface and a crack running lengthwise from the top midpoint 30.6 cm long; the proper right edge was worn; there was a crack in the lower left corner of the proper left side 6.2 cm long, and in the lower right corner 4.0 cm long; the top was dusty, the handle worn but not corroded; and there was a black "X"-shaped deposit near the front and four black patches of deposit at the back; there were four light scratches at the front of the top; the door was stiff; objective (c) was worn but no corrosion or breaks in the glass; the bottom wooden microscope platform slides out easily but the proper left leaf is rough on its outside edge, indicating a previous break; the brass surface of the microscope is worn, and there are traces of orange corrosion in the grooves of the spine and the lower main cylinder; the mirror support is broken;the lower mirror has a series of weblike crackes that expose the black paint; the platform is worn in patches; no cracks in glass magnifiers; the knob of the inner box is broken; the box moves freelyl; the inner paper (j) is yellowed but not torn; (h) contains broken glass pieces, as does (i); other glass pieces are whole; inner box is scratched on the front and sides; the joints and pivots of the microscope move freely.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
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JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
Research Facts
Dr. Wellington Colman Jeffers (1847-1917) graduated M.D. University of Victoria College in 1867, O.M.A. registrant 1876; he first practised in Oakwood, Ontario, on Main Street; he then practised from his house in Lindsay; he was the doctor for the military district of Lindsay, W.W.I, Ross Memorial Hospital, Lindsay, from 1889.
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 Jan 2017
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002
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