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VARLEY MICROSCOPE

MAKER: CORNELIUS VARLEY

c. 1840's

COLLECTION OF: Dr Frank J. Belinskey

DESCRIPTION HISTORY

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DESCRIPTION:

Varley SigVarley JointThis microscope arises on a single solid pillar from a flat Y shaped foot. The main body of the microscope attaches via an inclination joint at the top of the pillar. It is signed 'Varley Invent Fecit' on the stage. Varley's own description and illustrations from the Transactions of the Society of arts describes the features of this microscope better than I could.

Accessories include a box of Varley Live boxes.


HISTORY OF CORNELIUS VARLEY AND MICROSCOPY

Please see the history section of the page about the later Varley microscope from the de Groot collection for the history of Varley.

The author is very grateful to Dr Frank J. Belinskey for being so kind as to provide the images of his Varley lever-stage microscope featured on this page.