Historical information

Originally used in metallurgy. It was probably acquired c1900. Initially it was equipped with carbon arc light source. Later, in the mid-sixties electric filament light was installed by Lindsay Pattenden, lecturer in Metallurgy.

Physical description

A microscope designed for examining prepared surfaces of opaque objects, e.g. polished metal alloy specimens placed on top of the viewing stage. Equipped with a light source and with two viewing posts, one which is designed for a camera. The accessory box (.2) is a polished timber box with drawers which hold lenses and other accessories. Instructions are filed with the catalogue worksheet.