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Model of Leeuwenhoek's microscope
Model of Leeuwenhoek's simple microscope, from Leyden
Pocket microscope by Jeremiah Sisson
Pocket microscope in shagreen case made by Jeremiah Sisson, the Strand, London, in 1752. The case acts as both a receptacle by which to store and transport the microscope when not in use and as a base on which the microscope can be attached when in use. It is accompanied by a brass slide holding lenses of varying magnification, a specimen disc and forceps. It once belonged to Stephen Demainbray and is inscribed: 'Dr. Demainbray invent/ J.Sisson London'.
Demainbray's compound microscope
Compound microscope of the Culpeper type made by either Matthew Loft or Edward Scarlett in London in 1745. It once belonnged to Stephen Demainbray and is inscribed ' 'DOCTr DEMAINBRAY'.on the body tube. It is accompanied by accessories which include specimen slides spares materials to refresh the slides,, a box for live specimens, glass tubes for specimens, three interchangeable objective lenses, forceps, a glass slide, contrast discs, a mount for a hand magnifier and a brush.
Beale-type demonstration microscope, English, late 19th century
Chest microscope formerly owned by Pope Benedict XIV
Chest microscope, very ornate, formerly owned by Pope Benedict XIV (1675-1758)
Culpeper microscope with boxfoot made by George Adams in 1738
Microscope and receipted bill, 1767.
Joseph Priestley's microscope made by Benjamin Martin at the New Invented Visual Glasses, Fleet Street, London, complete with all accessories 33 items.
Joseph Priestley's microscope made by Benjamin Martin
Joseph Priestley's microscope made by Benjamin Martin at the New Invented Visual Glasses, Fleet Street, London, with its receipted bill to Priestley dated Sept. 15 1767, complete with all accessories 33 items.
Dr. Lawrence Smith's inverted microscope for chemical researches
Dr. Lawrence Smith's inverted microscope for chemical researches, signed on the tube "Wm Yeates, Maker"
Withering's Botanical microscope late form
Withering's Botanical microscope late form, about 1820
Horizontal microscope by Amici
Horizontal microscope by Amici (the working instrument of Prof. Alexandro) in walnut case which forms stand; 5 eyepieces; 5 o.gs screwed together; 2 lieberkuhns; frogplate; stage forceps; hand forceps; adapter to form simple microscope; memorial handkerchief and original directions by Amici; various glasses &c
Microscope by Vincent Chevalier
Microscope by Vincent Chevalier, with one triple achromatic o.g., one eyepiece with prism
Wilson screw-barrel microscope
Wilson screw-barrel microscope, as originally made by Wilson, in case (not original)
'Dick' petrographical microscope
'Dick' petrographical microscope made by Swift and Son, London, England, c. 1895. Originally used in geology lab, South Kensington Museums.
Wollaston's Doublet microscope by Dollond
Wollaston's Doublet microscope by Dollond, in mahogany case, into which instrument screws, with three doublets (1/10, 1/20, 1/40) glass, ivory and ebony plate
Klein's Excursion microscope, walking stick type
Klein's Excursion microscope, walking stick type, with 1 eyepiece, no o.g., 1888, walking added Aug. 1980
Microscope by Hugh Powell, with objectives
Microscope by Hugh Powell, with objectives, eye-pieces, &c, in case, size of case 11" x 11 1/2" x 1'-8 1/4"
Achromatic microscope by Fraunhofer, 3 object lenses (?), 1 eyepiece, bullseye stage condenser, glass stage
Early Culpeper microscope
Compound microscope made by Edmund Culpeper, 1720-30, Moorfields, London. Wooden frame and pasteboard and red leather tube with gold-coloured tooling. Complete with pyramid-shaped carry case, specimen slides and accessories.
Nachet's small petrographic microscope
Nachet's small petrographic microscope. Accessory apparatus:- polarizing eyepiece, 2 ordinary eyepieces, forceps, box of objectives (3), in case
Microscope by G. Merz and Son
Microscope by G. Merz and Son, one double o.g., one eyepiece
Compound monocular microscope
Public Health & Hygiene
Compound monocular microscope owned by Edwin Lankester and purchased from the makers Smith & Beck of London in 1852, with accessories and case. Possibly used by Lankester when examining water from the pump at Broad St, Soho, the focus of the outbreak of cholera in London in 1854.
Gould-type microscope, London, England, 1820-1850
Gould microscope in chest pattern, by Dollond, London, 1800-1850
Microscope for photographic work, by Nachet
Microscope for photographic work, by Nachet. No objective. c. 1885.
'Olympus Routine' trinocular inverted microscope
'Olympus Routine', trinocular inverted microscope, with two 15x eyepieces, one A4, 0.1mm objective lens and mechanical stage attachment, made by Olympus, Tokyo, Japan, modified by Research Instruments Limited, Penryn, Cornwall, England, 1990-1995 (see note).
Microscope by Powell and Lealand
Microscope by Powell and Lealand, 1841 model, dated 1842, with one eyepiece, no o.g. or other fittings
Achromatic microscope of variable magnifying power
Achromatic microscope of variable magnifying power by G. Oberhauser, one o.g., one eyepiece, stage forceps
Simple Chevalier Doublet microscope
Simple Chevalier Doublet microscope by Charles Chevalier, Paris, dated 1830, in polished mahogany case, with lock and key (inside drawer).
Tasco 300x children's microscope
Tasco 300x children's microscope, made in China for Tasco, United States, 1996
Musschenbroek hand microscope, Netherlands, 1671-1700
Musschenbroek hand microscope, Dutch, late 17th century
Rosenbusch-Fuess petrographic microscope
Rosenbusch-Fuess petrographic microscope, in case. Accessories:- 3 cylinder diaphragms and carrier, a Bertrand Lasaula combination, a quartz wedge and calcite plate, case of 3 objectives, analyser, heating apparatus with lamp with cap, three additional eyepieces for the microscope
research microscope made by Olympus
Water Supply & Sanitation
research microscope made by Olympus; late 1980s; used by the Laboratory Service of North West Water for testing water samples
Microscope, Ross model
Microscope, Ross model, by Anderson and Son, London, with early Ross fine and coarse adjustment (screw in place of rack) no o.g., 1 "A" eyepiece
Microscope, Jackson model
Microscope, Jackson model; made by Geo Jackson. "B" micrometer eyepiece by Beck ( micrometer which slips in, was ruled by Jackson), substage condenser, stage forceps attaches to fitting for screwing to stage; plane mirror
'Royal' microscope No. 62547
'Royal' microscope No.62547 made by W. Watson & Sons Limited, 313 High Holborn, London, England, 1937, with monocular head units, one objective and three eyepieces, all in fitted wooden case, plus additional small box containing three objective lenses (one by Watson and two by Beck) on sliding mounts.
Small pocket microscope with simple lens
Small pocket microscope, with simple lens. Japanese. In red case.
Universal microscope, Adams type
Universal microscope, Adams type. (No compound body). Six powers in brass sliders
Miniature Drum microscope by Amici
Miniature Drum microscope by Amici, with one special eyepiece, one triple o.g.
Universal microscope by George Adams the elder, 1746, in fitted mahogany case, with lock and key
Microscope by Thomas Harris and Son
Microscope by Thomas Harris and Son, in case with key. (With five o.g.s., six ivory slides and other accessories in drawer of case)
Chevalier's Universal microscope
Microscope (Chevalier's Universal) engraved, microscope achromatique enverte per Charles Chevalier Ingenieur optician Brevete Palais Royal, No 163 a Paris with three powers, four eyepieces, two Lieberkuhns, in fitted mahogany box
Microscope for the investigation of Newton's Rings
Microscope for the investigation of Newton's Rings, with micrometer movements at right angles, each reading to 0.01 mm
Micrometer microscope for measuring woollen threads
Micrometer microscope by Dollond (for measuring woollen threads), two o.gs, two stage forceps, case forming stand for instrument