Screw-barrel MIcroscope by Edmund Culpeper, 1728-1730

Made:
1728-1730 in London
maker:
Edmund Culpeper

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microscope, Wilson-type screw-barrel microscope, signed, made by Edmund Culpeper (active 1700-1737) about 1728-1730, four objective lenses with ivory covers, two objective lenses without covers, specimen holder (marked E.C./fecit), ivory-cased magnifying lens, ivory box containing mica slipcovers, small ivory handle (broken off) [shagreen case, two glass test tubes, four ivory slides with leather case and brass specimen slide are missing]

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Category:
Microscopes
Object Number:
1918-70
Materials:
brass (copper, zinc alloy), glass, iron, ivory, leather, metal, mica, steel
type:
wilson microscope
taxonomy:
  • furnishing and equipment
  • tools & equipment
  • optical instrument
  • microscope
credit:
Court, Thomas Henry

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