Microscope and accessories in case

Object Number: 
INV.495a-m
Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Brass, wood, glass, ivory, mica
Dimensions: 
Overall (microscope): 10 1/2 x 3 3/8 in. (26.7 x 8.6 cm) Case: 13 x 5 x 5 in. ( 33 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm )
Marks: 
typewritten: on label affixed to underside of case: "CASE FOR MICROSCOPE which belonged to / Colonel Benjamin Walker [on exhibition] / Presented by Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild, / November 1, 1920."
Description: 
Brass microscope with two sets of tripod scroll supports, circular handle and mirrored glass, on circular base; in six-sided, pylon-shaped wooden case with a brass loop on top and a hinged door with an inset brass and steel lock; wide, felt-lined drawer in base of interior contains four ivory, mica and brass slides, two brass optical parts, three lenses, and a tiny ivory cannister for mica slides.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Fairchild, 1920
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group