by Bill Ells and Bill Boorn, UK
Editor's note: The following images of an interesting travelling microscope recently shown at a UK microscopy meeting have been kindly sent in to share with our readers.
An exhibit by Bill Boorn at the November 2002 meeting of the Kent & Sussex Microscopy Group (UK).
A folding travelling microscope in aluminium case 9 x 4 x 6 inches, made by The Spencer Lens Co. Buffalo, New York, circa 1914-1920.
The instrument supplied with 10:1 - 44:1. & 95:1 Oil Immersion objectives with screw on covers and 8:1 & 10:1 eyepieces.
It was demonstrated using a 4:1 objective by Beck showing various slides made by Fred Enoch of mosquitos. (Fred Enoch died in 1916 and was famous for his whole mounts of insects especially Fairy Flies = Mymaridae).
Paul Cooper examining the microscope
The case showing accessories. Click on image to see larger version.
The microscope fitted in case. Click on image to see larger version.
Photographs © William Ells
Also shown was the Royal Microscopical Society Journal for 1915 with a description and illustration of the Spencer Travelling Microscope.
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Acknowledgement: Thank you to Bill Boorn, the microscope's owner, for allowing the images of his microscope to be shared.
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