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Object Name: candle illuminator for microscopy
Date: circa 1875
Inventory Number: 2002-1-0071
Classification: Microscope Illuminator
Subject: optics, microscopy
Maker: English ?
Maker: American ?
Cultural Region: England, United States
Dimensions: 1.1 lb., 10 x 6.5 x 7.5 cm (0.5 kg, 3 15/16 x 2 9/16 x 2 15/16 in.) Overall - Storage: 10 x 6.5 x 7.5 cm (3 15/16 x 2 9/16 x 2 15/16 in.)
Materials: brass, wax
Description: Solid brass base supports a pillar that carries a candle holder. This would have been used with a bull's eye lens to direct the light onto the microscope stage or mirror.
Signed: unsigned
Provenance: Peabody Museum, Salem (no. T.58); received by David P. Wheatland, November 1957, on permanent loan to CHSI.
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