"Swift & Son" ligth system

Royal Academy of Medicine of Spain

Royal Academy of Medicine of Spain

This lighting system consists of a circular brass base onto which a burner is placed. A ceramic bell acts as a screen and covers the base to produce light that can be directed at the microscope through the lower magnifying glass.

The front of the ceramic bell bears the manufacturer's inscription: "J. Swift & Son. University Optical Works. St. Tottenham Court Road. London W.C. Registered."

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  • Title: "Swift & Son" ligth system
  • Provenance: Elemento procedente de la "Colección Bruni” de microscopios, 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 accessories
  • Rights: Ricardo Peña
  • Medium: Brass, glass and ceramic