Antique Microscope Slide Preparation

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Antique Microscope Slide Preparation

#1 Post by 75RR » Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:47 pm

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Posting this because I thought some members might find it interesting.

Antique Microscope Slide Preparation cabinet and contents by W.Watson.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-Micr ... ondition=4
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Re: Antique Microscope Slide Preparation

#2 Post by Hobbyst46 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:54 pm

75RR wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 5:47 pm
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Posting this because I thought some members might find it interesting.

Antique Microscope Slide Preparation cabinet and contents by W.Watson.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Antique-Micr ... ondition=4
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Fascinating - especially the doll-house table.
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Re: Antique Microscope Slide Preparation

#3 Post by 75RR » Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:57 pm

Hobbyst46 wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:54 pm
Fascinating - especially the doll-house table.
I believe that is a hot plate, is it not?
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Re: Antique Microscope Slide Preparation

#4 Post by BramHuntingNematodes » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:00 pm

I thought it was a reference to the tiny ringing table.
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Re: Antique Microscope Slide Preparation

#5 Post by Hobbyst46 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:19 pm

75RR wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:57 pm
Hobbyst46 wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:54 pm
Fascinating - especially the doll-house table.
I believe that is a hot plate, is it not?
I thought so as well, but the brown plate seems to be made of wood. Nicely finished wood. Might be copper but is more like wood.
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Re: Antique Microscope Slide Preparation

#6 Post by 75RR » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:39 pm

Hobbyst46 wrote:
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:19 pm
I thought so as well, but the brown plate seems to be made of wood. Nicely finished wood. Might be copper but is more like wood.
In image number 6 it looks a bit more coppery.
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Re: Antique Microscope Slide Preparation

#7 Post by Hobbyst46 » Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:59 pm

Logic dictates copper, yes... maybe the top has been lacquered for preservation, to prevent corrosion, notwithstanding the original function of a hotplate...
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Re: Antique Microscope Slide Preparation

#8 Post by Element 56 » Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:46 am

It is indeed a slide warming table. Sometimes they were made of brass and slotted for the slide. I agree this one is definitely copper. Lacquer would not have taken the heat. Nice kit that's seen little use!

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