Accession No

1230


Brief Description

frog plate, attributed to George Adams Snr., English, 18th century


Origin

England; London [based on attributed maker]


Maker

Adams, George (Snr.) [attributed]


Class

microscopes


Earliest Date

Jan. 1, 1700


Latest Date

Dec. 31, 1800


Inscription Date


Material

metal (brass); thread (cotton)


Dimensions

length 110mm; breadth 66mm; height 35mm


Special Collection


Provenance


Inscription


Description Notes

Brass frame with 4 turned brass legs, a rectilinear network of glazed cotton threads and a strut between two legs along the long side, with a tapered shoe for attachment to microscope stage fitting.

Condition: fair.


References

Henry Schmidt; 'Frog-plates: Adams and Lieberkuhn Preparation Slides'; Explore Whipple Collections online article; Whipple Museum of the History of Science; University of Cambridge: https://www.whipplemuseum.cam.ac.uk/explore-whipple-collections/frogs/frog-plates Boris Jardine; 'Fish-plates and frog-plates: live examination under the microscope'; University of Cambridge; 2008: https://www.whipplemuseum.cam.ac.uk/explore-whipple-collections/microscopes/fish-plates-and-frog-plates-live-examination-under


Events


FM:43674

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