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Culpeper microscope with boxfoot made by George Adams in 1738
Model of Leeuwenhoek's microscope
Model of Leeuwenhoek's simple microscope, from Leyden
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.
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'.
Beale-type demonstration microscope, English, late 19th century
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.
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
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
Medilux binocular microscope, with mechanical stag
Medilux binocular microscope, with mechanical stage, integral lamp, fine-objective nosepiece and phase contrast condenser system, by Kyowa, Japanese, 1980-1985
Achromatic microscope by Fraunhofer, 3 object lenses (?), 1 eyepiece, bullseye stage condenser, glass stage
Musschenbroek hand microscope, Netherlands, 1671-1700
Musschenbroek hand microscope, Dutch, late 17th century
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"
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)
'Dick' petrographical microscope
'Dick' petrographical microscope made by Swift and Son, London, England, c. 1895. Originally used in geology lab, South Kensington Museums.
Early French microscope
Early French microscope, probably by Lerebours. Triple front and single back achromatic o. g, one eyepiece
Withering's Botanical microscope late form
Withering's Botanical microscope late form, about 1820
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
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
Universal microscope by George Adams the elder, 1746, in fitted mahogany case, with lock and key
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
Wilson screw-barrel microscope
Wilson screw-barrel microscope, as originally made by Wilson, in case (not original)
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.
Coddington microscope in case
Coddington microscope, probably by Beck, in case, rectangular mirror, two Coddington lenses
Chest microscope formerly owned by Pope Benedict XIV
Chest microscope, very ornate, formerly owned by Pope Benedict XIV (1675-1758)
Gould-type microscope, London, England, 1820-1850
Gould microscope in chest pattern, by Dollond, London, 1800-1850
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.
'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).
Achromatic microscope of variable magnifying power
Achromatic microscope of variable magnifying power by G. Oberhauser, one o.g., one eyepiece, stage forceps
Microscope for photographic work, by Nachet
Microscope for photographic work, by Nachet. No objective. c. 1885.
Simple Chevalier Doublet microscope
Simple Chevalier Doublet microscope by Charles Chevalier, Paris, dated 1830, in polished mahogany case, with lock and key (inside drawer).
Miniature microscope made by Nachet
Miniature microscope made by Nachet when a boy; one double o.g., no eyepiece
Petrographical microscope 'Eclipse'
Petrographical microscope ('Eclipse') with 2 objectives, polarizer analyser, by Ross and Co., London, England, c. 1900.
Solar microscope by George Adams
Solar microscope with accessories, complete in mahogany case, 19¾ x 12¼ x 6¼ -inches, no key. Made by George Adams, 60 Fleet Street, London, c. 1772-1795.
Microscope with Stanhope lens and light-limiting shield
Mid-19th century simple microscope with Stanhope lens, and light-limiting shield, in red case
Wilson screw-barrel microscope
Wilson screw-barrel microscope, on scroll stand attached to polished mahogany box
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
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.