Marshall's 1715 compound microscope

Made:
1715
maker:
John Marshall

Compound microscope, covered around the body with green and gold decorated parchment, fixed to brass swivel stand, which is attached to oak base, by John Marshall, London, England, 1715

Details

Category:
Microscopes
Object Number:
1928-773/1
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, oak (wood) and pasteboard
Measurements:
overall (standing vertical): height = 485 mm x width = 155 mm x depth = 225 mm,
type:
microscopy
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • microscope
credit:
Court, Thomas Henry