Pocket microscope by Sisson, in green shagreen case, with brass slde, wheel of objects, and stage forceps

Made:
1752 in London
maker:
Jeremiah Sisson

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Pocket microscope by Sisson, in green shagreen case, with brass slde, wheel of objects, and stage forceps. (From
Science Museum Group Collection
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Pocket microscope by Sisson, in green shagreen case, with brass slde, wheel of objects, and stage forceps. (From
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Pocket microscope by Sisson, in green shagreen case, with brass slde, wheel of objects, and stage forceps. (From
Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Science Museum Group Collection
© The Board of Trustees of the Science Museum

Pocket microscope by Jeremiah Sisson, in green shagreen case, with brass slde, wheel of objects, and stage forceps. (From theCrisp Collection, formerly in the King George III Collection.)

This microscope was designed to be used as both a simple (handheld) microscope and a compound microscope (with the addition of a small body tube, which has not survived).

Inscribed: 'Dr. Demainbray invent/ J.Sisson London'.

This is the only known example of a microscope made by Sisson.

Details

Category:
Microscopes
Object Number:
1928-819
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, incomplete, ivory, shagreen
credit:
Court, Thomas Henry
status:
Permanent collection

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