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compound binocular microscope

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Dates
1885
circa 1885
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
1976.6.4 a-i
Description
Binocular microscope with triple nosepiece; rack and pinion coarse and fine adjustments; mechanical stage.
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Accession Number
1976.6.4 a-i
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy -- instrumentation
Description
Binocular microscope with triple nosepiece; rack and pinion coarse and fine adjustments; mechanical stage.
Number Of Parts
9
Part Names
a - eyepiece
b - eyepiece
c - eyepiece
d - eyepiece
e - objective
f - objective
g - objective
h - objective
i - base and body
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Maker
Bausch and Lomb Optical Co.
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1885
circa 1885
Date Remarks
Patent dates inscribed on side arm.
Material
metal: yellow
paint: black
glass: silvered; clear
Inscriptions
On the right side arm is the inscription, "Pat. Oct 3 1876" and just below that, "Pat Oct 13 1885"; inscribed on nosepiece: "Nachet"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A2-2
Condition Remarks
Metal tarnished; oxidation present on adjusting screws, especially the fine adjustment; screw missing from mirror; side plate on left side missing from top of arm; black paint worn away on eyepieces.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
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.
Exhibit History
"When Medicine Met Science," Museum of Health Care, April 29, 2003 - 25 jan 2017
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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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Coplin staining jar

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Bacteriology
Accession Number
997037096 a-b
Description
(a) Coplin staining jar is made of heavy molded flint glass with a round, broad base; the body of the jar is square and slightly flares to a circular lipped opening; four grooves are pressed into the interior glass on opposite sides for holding slides in a vertical position while staining; the jar …
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Accession Number
997037096 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Bacteriology
MeSH Heading
Staining -- instrumentation
Bacteriology -- instrumentation
Microscopy -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Coplin staining jar is made of heavy molded flint glass with a round, broad base; the body of the jar is square and slightly flares to a circular lipped opening; four grooves are pressed into the interior glass on opposite sides for holding slides in a vertical position while staining; the jar cover (b) is a smooth, round disk with a lipped rim which has leak-proof grindings; the cover fits loosely on the jar
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - staining jar
b - jar cover
Provenance
Used either by Dr. Charles H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row D
Length
a - 11.4 cm
Depth
b - 1.0 cm
Diameter
a - 6.9 cm b - 6.1 cm
Condition Remarks
Slight staining on lip of staining jar
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., by The Kny-Scheerer Co., Milwaukee, ca. 1915, p. 1051 (similar to item N/-1636)
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Coplin staining jar

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Bacteriology
Accession Number
997037097 a-b
Description
(a) Coplin staining jar is made of heavy molded flint glass with a round, broad base; the body of the jar is square and slightly flares to a circular lipped opening; four grooves are pressed into the interior glass on opposite sides for holding slides in a vertical position while staining; a torn l…
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Accession Number
997037097 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Bacteriology
MeSH Heading
Staining -- instrumentation
Bacteriology -- instrumentation
Microscopy -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Coplin staining jar is made of heavy molded flint glass with a round, broad base; the body of the jar is square and slightly flares to a circular lipped opening; four grooves are pressed into the interior glass on opposite sides for holding slides in a vertical position while staining; a torn label is one one side of the jar; the jar cover (b) is a smooth, round disk with a lipped rim which has leak-proof grindings; the cover fits loosely on the jar
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - staining jar
b - jar cover
Provenance
Used either by Dr. Charles H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
paper: white; red
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row D
Length
a - 11.1 cm
Depth
b - 0.5 cm
Diameter
a - 7.0 cm b - 5.9 cm
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Corners of a torn label are evident on bottle; purple residue on bottom interior of jar
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Illustrations of Surgical Instruments of Superior Quality," 21st ed., by The Kny-Scheerer Co., Milwaukee, ca. 1915, p. 1051 (similar to item N/-1636)
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Coplin staining jar

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Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Bacteriology
Accession Number
997037098 a-b
Description
(a) Coplin staining jar is made of heavy molded flint glass with a round, broad base; the body of the jar is square and slightly flares to a circular lipped opening; four grooves are pressed into the interior glass on opposite sides for holding slides in a vertical position while staining; the jar …
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Accession Number
997037098 a-b
Collection
Dr. Charles H. Bird / Dr. Godfrey Bird Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Bacteriology
MeSH Heading
Staining -- instrumentation
Bacteriology -- instrumentation
Microscopy -- instrumentation
Description
(a) Coplin staining jar is made of heavy molded flint glass with a round, broad base; the body of the jar is square and slightly flares to a circular lipped opening; four grooves are pressed into the interior glass on opposite sides for holding slides in a vertical position while staining; the jar cover (b) is a smooth, round disk with a lipped rim which has leak-proof grindings; the cover fits loosely on the jar
Number Of Parts
2
Part Names
a - staining jar
b - jar cover
Provenance
Used either by Dr. Charles H. Bird or by Dr. Godfrey Bird, of Gananoque, Ont.
Dates
1900
1920
circa 1900-1920
Material
glass: clear
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row D
Length
a - 11.3 cm
Depth
b - 1.0 cm
Diameter
a - 6.9 cm b - 5.9 cm
Condition Remarks
The body of the staining jar has a small scratch; glass is clean and clear
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Scientific Instruments Laboratory Apparatus and Supplies (Catalog JC-141)," by Central Scientific Company of Canada, Toronto, 1942, p. 697 (similar to item 48050)
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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

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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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drum microscope

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Dates
1880
circa 1880
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
1976.6.3 a-f
Description
Drum-type microscope, push focus; has holes for a magnifying glass on an arm (see 1934.15); two slides, one marked "Puce de Chat" and the other unmarked; wooden case.
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Accession Number
1976.6.3 a-f
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
MeSH Heading
Microscopy -- instrumentation
Description
Drum-type microscope, push focus; has holes for a magnifying glass on an arm (see 1934.15); two slides, one marked "Puce de Chat" and the other unmarked; wooden case.
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - slide
b - slide
c - body tube - Size: Length 14.5 cm
d - eyepiece
e - stand and body
f - case - Size: Length 16.7 cm x Width 7.5 cm x Depth 5.6 cm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Dr. J. Hannah of Toronto; Dr. Weston L. Herriman.
Site Made (Country)
France
Dates
1880
circa 1880
Date Remarks
Date is uncertain
Material
metal: yellow
glass: clear
wood: brown
Inscriptions
On slide: "Puce de Chat"; on inside of case: "R. MC Jr // Dec '92"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A1-3
Condition Remarks
Microscope is in excellent condition; case is cracked and becoming unglued.
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Document
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
UHN artefact files;
"Collecting Microscopes for Under £100," by James Layte, Aug. 1976, p. 67; see 1934.15; 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.
Exhibit History
“On loan L-2016-4” to the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s 150th Anniversary exhibit; 30 April-8 July, 2016
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drum microscope stage

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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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L-10 Leitz microscope

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Dates
1915
circa 1915
Collection
University Health Network - Academy of Medicine Collection
Category
Basic Science Artifacts
Classification
Basic Science, Laboratory Instrumentation
Accession Number
1973.6.1 a-f
Description
Monaural microscope (a) with a triple nosepiece and cast-iron, coated base; compass joint; coarse and fine focus heads; sub-stage focus; ocular (b), three objectives (c,d,e), and ABBE condenser and iris diaphragm (f).
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Accession Number
1973.6.1 a-f
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
Monaural microscope (a) with a triple nosepiece and cast-iron, coated base; compass joint; coarse and fine focus heads; sub-stage focus; ocular (b), three objectives (c,d,e), and ABBE condenser and iris diaphragm (f).
Number Of Parts
6
Part Names
a - microscope - Size: Length 31.0 cm
b - ocular
c - objective
d - objective
e - objective
f - condenser and diaphragm
Provenance
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Mrs. Kenneth E. Perfect for her husband, Dr. Kenneth E. Perfect.; source: Mrs. Kenneth E. Perfect for her husband, Dr. Kenneth E. Perfect.
Maker
Leitz
Site Made (Country)
Germany
Dates
1915
circa 1915
Material
metal: yellow; black
Inscriptions
On (b): "4" "ERNST LEITZ WETZLAR"; on (c): "6LG"; on (d): "1/12" "OELEMMERSION"; on (e): "3"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0007
0007-A1-4
Condition Remarks
Needs cleaning; #2: no chips or cracks in glass parts; metal (brass) parts are moderately worn with dark patches and deposits over approx. 15% of the surface; knobs and hinges move freely; there was dust in the crevices; objectives move freely; no active corrosion
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
JPG
Reference Comments
Betz catalogue, 1915, p. 135 (item #2N10); CD #UHN
Research Facts
Assorted instruments from the office of the donor's late husband, Dr. Kenneth E. Perfect; a few, such as the stethoscope, may have belonged to his father.
Exhibit History
Agnes Etherington Art Centre - July 2002; on display in "When Medicine Met Science" exhibit, Ann Baillie Building, April 29, 2003
Images
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