Wright & Newton projection microscope

Made 1953

This microscope, designed by Lewis Wright and made by Frederick Newton in London in the 1880s, projects large images of micro-organisms, or of microscopic plant and animals parts, onto a distant screen. Groups of scientists could discuss the details without having to make accurate drawings of what they saw through an ordinary microscope. The microscope was bolted onto a ‘magic lantern’, inside which a very hot flame was directed at a lump of calcium oxide, producing bright ‘limelight’ that illum...

Summary

H5251
Projection microscope assembly consists of rear condensing lens, rotating polarisable lens, adjustable objective, rotatable slide stage, projecting objective with adjustments on a laterally adjusting track. Fluid tank with brass screw top and lens to one side, clear on the other side. Tank can be removed.

Dimensions

210 mm
206 mm
555 mm

Production

Wright & Newton projection microscopes of this type were first produced and sold in 1884. This unit dates to the period 1884-1900.
1953

Source

Gift of Royal Society of NSW, 1953
20 October, 1953

Cite this Object

Wright & Newton projection microscope 2016, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 23 July 2017, <https://ma.as/242621>
{{cite web |url=https://ma.as/242621 |title=Wright & Newton projection microscope |author=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences |access-date=23 July 2017 |publisher=Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Australia}}
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