Travelling Microscope

Physics

Accession Number: 2011.ph.475

Instrument Name: Travelling Microscope

Description:

Box: large rectangular wooden box with handle on top and hinged door that opens to the right,. Interior has wooden fittings for placement of apparatus. Paper labels on the outside.

Microscope: gold and black painted metal with various adjustable pieces and measurement scales. Platform for viewing material with adjustable scope.

Microscope has chain and elastic attached.

Alternative Name:

Primary Materials: Metal, wood

Markings:

Box exterior: “T.F.” written on the side and top.

“University of Toronto: Department of Physics”

“Travelling Microscope for Experiments on Surface Tension Radii of Tube Weave Measurement etc.”

Box interior: “230.2″

On microscope: “W. WIlson. 1 Belmont St., London, NW”

“301″

Old accession number: “PHY 1002″

Dimensions (cm):

Box: Height = 30 cm, Width = 8 cm, Length = 37 cm. Microscope: Height = 27 cm, Width = 15 cm, Length = 35 cm

Function:

Magnification. Suggested for experiments concerning surface tension, determining the radii of tubes, and wave measurements.

Condition:

Box: good, but with much interior and exterior wear.

Microscope: good workable condition but has some wear.

Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer: W. Wilson, 1 Belmont St., London, NW

Date of Manufacture: Late 19th C. – Early 20th C.

Provenance:

Acquired from Physics department, University of Toronto.

Donated to UTSIC: No

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