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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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dispensing scales

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Dates
1830
1899
circa 1830-1899
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
1969.169.1 a-v
Description
A wooden box (g) with a lid contains a set of scales (d,e,f) and a number of weights (a-c,h-v); a tassle hangs from the bar for holding the scales, and the pans are connected to the bar by green cords.
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Accession Number
1969.169.1 a-v
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Weights and Measures
Pharmacy -- instrumentation
MM= Drug Compounding -- scales
Description
A wooden box (g) with a lid contains a set of scales (d,e,f) and a number of weights (a-c,h-v); a tassle hangs from the bar for holding the scales, and the pans are connected to the bar by green cords.
Number Of Parts
22
Part Names
a - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.6 cm
b - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.6 cm
c - weight - Size: Length 2.4 cm x Width 1.9 cm
d - tray - Size: Diam. 7.0 cm
e - tray - Size: Diam. 7.0 cm
f - bar - Size: Length 18.6 cm x Width 12.8 cm
g - box - Size: Length 20.0 cm x Width 9.2 cm x Depth 3.5 cm
h - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.1 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
i - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Width 1.0 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
j - weight - Size: Length 0.8 cm x Width 0.9 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
k - weight - Size: Length 1.6 cm x Width 1.6 cm
l - weight - Size: Length 1.4 cm x Width 1.4 cm
m - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.1 cm
n - weight - Size: Length 1.5 cm x Width 1.3 cm
o - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Width 0.9 cm
p - weight - Size: Length 1.0 cm x Width 0.7 cm
q - weight - Size: Length 0.6 cm x Width 0.5 cm x Depth 0.4 cm
r - weight - Size: Length 2.1 cm x Width 1.8 cm
s - weight - Size: Length 1.8 cm x Width 1.5 cm
t - weight - Size: Length 1.7 cm x Width 1.3 cm
u - weight - Size: Length 1.3 cm x Width 1.0 cm
v - weight - Size: Length 1.1 cm x Width 0.7 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Maker
W & T Avery
Site Made (City)
Birmingham
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1830
1899
circa 1830-1899
Date Remarks
Original record had "mid 19c.-late 19c."
Material
metal: silver; yellowish
fabric: green
fabric: maroon
wood: brown
Inscriptions
A label on the underside of the lid reads: "W & T AVERY // Manufacturers of all kinds of // Scales, Scale Beams, Steelyards, Patent Weighing Machines: // Screw Plates, Die Stocks &c. &c. // DIGBETH // BIRMINGHAM"; four of the weights (c,r,s,t) have a picture of a lion on top of a crown stamped onto one side; above the lion/crown is stamped the word "STANDARD"; below the lion/crown is stamped: "W. & T. A."; on the opposite side is stamped the size of the weight, ranging from two drams to 1 1/2 scruples.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A8-6
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #UHN
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Holbrook & Co. bottle

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Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870 - 1890
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Education Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Accession Number
014005027
Description
Cylindrical transparent green tinted glass bottle; with sloped shoulders and multiple lips on neck; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on side.
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Accession Number
014005027
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Education Artifacts
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
MeSH Heading
Household Products
Household
Description
Cylindrical transparent green tinted glass bottle; with sloped shoulders and multiple lips on neck; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Holbrook & Co
Site Made (City)
Birmingham
Site Made (Country)
England
Dates
1870
1890
circa 1870 - 1890
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: clear
Inscriptions
Embossed on side: "HOLBROOK & CO"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row D
Length
11.6
Diameter
3.3
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor residue inside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
In A Pickle: Holbrook's of Birminham. Let's Look Again
Research Facts
Holbrook’s was the highest-selling Worcestershire sauce in the world. It still holds the majority of the Worcestershire sauce market in Australia. The English Midlands was rapidly displacing London as the centre of the British malting and brewing industry by the 1860s.
William Daniel Holbrook was appointed as manager of the Manchester sales branch in 1874. From 1875 the company began to manufacture pickles and sauces, such as Worcestershire. Holbrook enjoyed a strong reputation in the trade, and the company branded these new products under his name.
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