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VARLEY BAR LIMB MICROSCOPE ACCESSORIES

MAKER: CORNELIUS VARLEY

c. 1858

COLLECTION OF: Dr Jurriaan de Groot

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Varley microscope accessories



The accessories in this box include:





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a. Three instruments for holding needles or similar.    
b. A glass cylinder, likely part of a cylindrical simple microscope, other parts lacking.
c. A nosepiece-mounting parabolic side reflector for top lighting.
d. Powell & Lealand type of Frog Plate.
e. A Varley-type live box, missing top piece.
f. A quartz slide for determining exact extinction in polarized light work.
g. A quartz insert for determining exact extinction in polarized light work.
h. A cork-mount of a piece of tourmaline, signed 'Tourmaline.'
i. A Jackson-type of Eyepiece micrometer.
j. A high power orthoscopic eyepiece, signed 'ORTHOSCOPIC'.
k. An elevated accessory stage.
l. Five Lieberkuhn reflectors, to fit the Powell & Lealand Objectives, for vertical illumination.

m. A small circular livebox of the type commonly included with small botanical and Gould-type microscopes.
n. A Darker-type selenite stage.
o. A glass trough, similar to the trough supplied with James Smith's 1840 microscope as seen on this site.
p. Two glass stage micrometers mounted in brass.
q. Three dark wells for use with the substage mounting dark well holder seen in the other accessory box.
r. A Smith & Beck Maltwood finder in leather case, signed 'SMITH, BECK, & BECK, 6 COLEMAN ST, LONDON.
s. An unusual compressorium in a red leather over cardboard case.
t. A stand-alone (bench) condenser on adjustable stand.
u. An unmarked moderate power eyepiece.
v. A Varley-type White Cloud Illuminator.
w.A rectangular curved stand-alone (bench) silver side reflector on adjustable stand, with cover.