This is a plano-convex diamond lens set in a gold

Made:
1725-1735
maker:
Andrew Pritchard

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Diamond lens by Andrew Pritchard with first diamond lens by Andrew Pritchard. Black and white image from Science Museum
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This is a plano-convex diamond lens set in a gold tiepin, and almost certainly the first such ever made. Diamond lens, imperfectly cut, in gold mount, with chain, made by Andrew Pritchard, c. 1730, London.

N.B. Small separate disc with lens in Black and white photograph is believed to be 1927 - 377. (AW)

Details

Category:
Microscopes
Object Number:
1931-793
Materials:
diamond, gold, metal
credit:
Spiller, E.M.

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