Ellis type aquatic microscope, by Peter Dollond

Made:
London
maker:
Peter Dollond

Ellis type aquatic microscope, by Peter Dollond, London, England, c. 1765; in fishskin case with accessories: 3 objective lenses, 3 bone slides, 1 ivory container, 2 pieces of glass, 1 pair of tweezers, 1 adjustable probe, 1 spare crosspiece for mounting microscope. Compound and simple microscope attachments.

Details

Category:
Microscopes
Object Number:
1911-294
Materials:
bone, copper (alloy), fishskin, glass, iron, ivory, mica, textile and wood (unidentified)
Measurements:
case: 50 mm x 170 mm x 110 mm, ,
overall (assembled): 220 mm x 170 mm x 110 mm, , .7kg
type:
microscope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
credit:
Court, Thomas Henry