8 December 2017 Issue 48

An Unexpected Collection

Stuart Clague describes his collection of antique and vintage prepared slides.

DOI: 10.22443/rms.inf.1.153

This is an account of my own modest collection of just over a hundred slides. My collecting was often
guided by personal connections with places I have visited, or even lived at, or by subjects that have
interested me.

Photographs of the slide mounts were taken with a Canon Powershot SX60 HS and photomicrographs were taken with a Bresser MikrOkular microscope/telescope down-tube digital camera processed by CamLabLite software. Fields of view for each objective were measured with an antique stage micrometer by Watson & Sons purchased as part of the collection.

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