Mahogany case with two microscope objectives, Jena, Germany, 1875-1900
This microscope and its two objective lenses were made by Carl Zeiss, although the case is of English origin. German-made Zeiss objective lenses were popular with English microscopists and histologists as many had trained or been educated in Germany. The discipline of histology had developed in the well-equipped laboratories of the German universities, which were unmatched anywhere else in Europe. The lenses and case are shown with a student microscope (A56390).
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The lens in a microscope that is nearest to the object being examined.