This portable microscope has 2 separate parts, and can be completely dismantled and stored in its original wooden box lined with green cloth. It also comes with small objects, consisting of a metal ring and transparent base, which are designed to hold liquids.

The tube's shape is characteristic of this type of microscope, with a cylindrical upper part and wedge-shaped lower part. The eyepiece is at the top and the lens is at the bottom, resting on a ring that fastens it to the pillar. The pillar is cuboid with a rack mechanism along the rear, which allows the stage to be moved using a side screw to enable coarse focusing. The quadrangular stage has 2 holes at the corners for clips to hold samples or magnifying glasses. The stage has a plate just below it for the slide. The microscope sits on top of a wooden box into which the bottom of the pillar is screwed. The side of the pillar bears the inscription: "Mattheus 9, Athol Place. London."


  • Title: Botanical microscope
  • Provenance: Microscopio procedente de la "Colección Bruni”, la cual consta de casi 80 microscopios correspondientes a los siglos XVIII, XIX y XX que fueron recolectados por el Doctor Blas Bruni Celli y donados por su hija Maria Eugenia Bruni a la RANM en 2016.
  • Type: Microscope
  • Rights: Ana Suela
  • Medium: Metal, glass, wood

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