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ID number:  WB-HC0845
Institution:  Winterbourne House and Garden
Named collection:  Winterbourne House Collection
Artist / Maker:  Aitchison & Co
Title / Object name:  Microscope
Object type:  Microscope
Date made:  1930-1940
Materials:  Brass; Glass; Metal; Wood; Paper
Measurements:  overall: 7 cm x 10 cm (H x W x D x Dia x Wt)

Microscope with custom-made wooden box. Aitchison & Co Opticians to H.M. Govt London & Leeds. Mirror mechanism. Working order. Box contains packet of leaf appendages The One Shilling Packet, Series 12 QQ, wrapped in paper and ready for mounting. Microscope belonged to donor's cousin David Young, and was used on a farm in Exmoor for breeding of butterflies.

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