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R. G. Manson Projection Microscope

Designed and built by London instrument maker R. G. Manson, this microscope is reviewed in Gerard Turner's book The Great Age of the Microscope. Manson was trained by James Swift, and originally termed this microscope Manson's Patent Lantern & Table Microscope. The microscope was awarded a silver medal at the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Exhibition in 1884.

Originally designed to fit onto the end of a lantern, this microscope is accompanied by a mahogany storage box. The body tube is attached to the limb through a housing that also contains a pinion gear focusing mechanism. The rectangular plate-shaped stage has clips to secure the specimen, and a disc shade rests at the end of the limb.

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