Small brass microscope likely dating from the last quarter of the 19th century; no maker's name or other identifying marks; rests on a circular stand; body of scope connected to base stand by a hinge that allows the scope to tilt; small mirror provides light source; stage clips are placed underneath the microscope stage; microscope tube slides up and down for focusing.
The "student" designation is used to describe small, inexpensive instruments often used by students or amateurs. This microscope has no condenser or even a wheel of apertures under the stage, is not of stout construction, has a very small mirror, and no geared adjustments. This microscope, and other student microscopes like it, would not be usable for very high power work.
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