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H9118 Prepared microscope slides (19) in a box, natural history specimens and painted images, glass / wood / metal / paper / photographic material / organic material, various makers, England / Australia, 1860-1898. Click to enlarge.

Prepared microscope slides in box

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Eye of beetle, tongue of spider, proboscis of blowfly, a pig parasite, fossil diatoms and purple-stained anthrax bacteria are some of the biological specimens in this box of microscope slides from the late 1800s. There are also several micro-photographs of famous paintings, made by John Dancer, who invented micro-photography in 1839. This process only became really useful a century later, for storing documents on microfilm and sending secret messages as micro-dots.

Debbie Rudder

Summary

Object No.

H9118

Object Statement

Prepared microscope slides (19) in a box, natural history specimens and painted images, glass / wood / metal / paper / photographic material / organic material, various makers, England / Australia, 1860-1898

Physical Description

Wooden box, covered with blue book paper and fitted inside with grooves to hold vertically 19 glass slides. The box has a lid, hinged to the body by the book paper. The slides are labelled including 'tongue of garden spider'.

The slides include both painted images and biological specimens.

Microscope slide, micro photograph of 'Happy As A King', painted W Collins R.A., slide prepared by J B Dancer, Manchester, England, late 19th Century.

Microscope slide, micro photograph of 'Happy As A King', painted W Collins R.A., slide prepared by J B Dancer, Manchester, England, late 19th Century.

Microscope slide, micro photograph of painting 'Against the Stream', painted Jenkins, prepared by J B Dancer, Manchester. England, late 19th Century.

Microscope slide, micro photograph of painting'Laying Down the Law' painted Sir E Landseer, slide prepared by, J B Dancer, Manchester, England, late 19th Century.

Microscope slide, Micro photograph, of painting 'Rebecca at the Well' by Horace Vernet. possibly made by J B Dancer, Manchester, England, late 19th Century.

Microscope slide, micro photograph of painting'The Ascent of Mount Blanc', possibly made by J B Dancer, Manchester, England, late nineteenth century.

Microscope slide, eye of water beetle, prepared by W Watson & Sons, London, England, late nineteenth century.

Microscope slide, tongue of garden spider, prepared by W Watson & Sons, London, England, late nineteenth century

Microscope slide, proboscis of blow fly, prepared by W Watson & Sons, London, England, late nineteenth century

Microscope slide, parasite of pig, prepared by Herbert William Hutton Darlaston, Birchfield, Birmingham, England, late nineteenth century

Microscope slide, Head of a gnat, unknown maker, late nineteenth century

Microscope slide, Proboscis of a house fly, prepared by G R Kerr, Melbourne, Australia, late nineteenth century

Microscope slide, Beo fly, prepared by G R Kerr, Melbourne, Australia, late nineteenth century

Microscope slide, Actinomyces (Dempsy) 10-11-1892

Microscope slide, section of a geraiu, 1860.

Microscope slide, fungus on leaf, No.3., 16-10-1896

Microscope slide, c 73, 2" or 3" initials, 10-02-1898

Microscope slide, Bac. Anthrax, blood of GP. 15-10-1890

Microscope slide, diatoms, & spicules, Omaru, Cornel.

Marks

No marks

Dimensions

Height

40 mm

Width

147 mm

Depth

187 mm

Production

Notes

The J. B. Dancer, the celebrated Manchester optician and instrument maker

Source

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs R P Boyle, 1974

Acquisition Date

17 April 1974

Cite this Object

Harvard

Prepared microscope slides in box 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 28 June 2022, <https://ma.as/255204>

Wikipedia

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