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George Adams Compound Solar Microscope

Signed "Made by GEO: ADAMS at Tycho Brache's Head in Fleet Street LONDON", this brass compound solar microscope is reviewed in Gerard Turner's book The Great Age of the Microscope. George Adams was an English scientific instrument designer who lived in the eighteenth century.

The microscope is supported by a square brass plate that attaches to a window shutter by carriage bolts and wingnuts. An external mirror, utilized to collect illumination from the sun, is adjusted by a rack mechanism mounted on the square plate. The body tube has a condenser lens at one end and a screw barrel at the opposite end, which supports a specimen holder.

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