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dc.creatorAdams, George.
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-07T13:52:45Z
dc.date.available2012-02-07T13:52:45Z
dc.date.createdAbout 1790.
dc.date.issued2012-02-07
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152.3/426
dc.description.abstractThis unsigned, brass instrument is very similar to the "Improved Compound Microscope" shown in Adams' Essays on the Microscope (1787). The folding tripod base supports the round, tapered pillar. The round limb, attached to the pillar by a compass joint, holds the platform fitted with a spring stage and the arm, supporting the body-tube. A swinging mirror slides along the square-section bar attached to the limb. The instrument fits into a wooden case, and no accessories are present, except an ivory slider. It is possible that this is a German copy of the Adams model, as the construction of the box, lined with olive green woolen cloth and mahogany inlaids, appears different from the boxes of English instruments.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofGeorge Adams, the Younger (1750-1795) continued the business established by his father, George Adams, the Elder (1704-1772). The senior Adams published a popular work, Micrographia Illustrata (1746), and introduced a number of improvements in microscope design. His son was also the author of several works.
dc.subjectOptics
dc.subjectMicroscopy
dc.subjectBritish Firms
dc.subjectBiology
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