Compound microscope

Made:
1700

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Compound microscope made in London c.1700, maker unknown.

This microscope was originally the property of Pope Benedict XIV (1675-1758).

Details

Category:
Microscopy (Wellcome)
Object Number:
A56280
Materials:
body tube, lignum vitae, body tube, pasteboard, body tube, vellum, lenses, glass, stand, brass, stand, horn, stand, walnut
type:
compound microscope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • microscope

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