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Case of Culpepper Compound Microscope: drawer with slides

The box contains two sets of slides. The long, flat rectangular boxwood slides were probably produced between 1725 and 1730 for the Culpepper microscope. They have slightly rounded and chamfered edges, and each one has a number of circular holes with transparent covers for containing specimens. They are housed in the drawer at the base of the Culpepper microscope case.
The long, bone rectangular slides may have been produced in the eighteenth or the nineteenth century for use in the Culpepper microscope. Each has one chamfered edge. The transparent covers of the circular holes for specimens are held in place by brass rings. These slides are all stored in the drawer at the base of the Culpepper microscope case.


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Image courtesy of: Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery
Donor ref: 1965 T5099.1

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