Accessory for Hooke-type microscope

Robert Hooke
Christopher Cock

Accessory for manipulating specimens made to accompany the compound microscope designed by Robert Hooke, 1671-1700 and thought to have been made by Christopher Cock, Long Acre, Covent Garden, London, but not signed.

Robert Hooke (1635-1703) was a natural philosopher and inventor with a keen interest in microscopy. He designed this micropscope during the late-seventeenth century in the decades after his publication of 'Micrographia'. Hooke collaborated with many of London's craftsmen including Christopher Cock, from whom he purchased optical instruments. Cock was an optical instrument maker, whose workshop was located on Long Acre, in Covent garden. He was a Freeman of the Turners' and Spectaclemakers' Companies.

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compound microscope
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  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • microscope
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
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