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Microscope, pocket, folding / case

Description

Folding pocket microscope in a case, a microscope of simple type with point for impaling insects, the small handle and magnifying glass folding inwards to make microscope compact for carrying, c. 1800

Museum reference

T.1938.103

Collection

History of Science

Object name

Microscope, pocket, folding / case

Production information

W. and S. Jones
England, EUROPE

Date

c. 1800

Materials

Glass, Ivory, Metal

Physical description

Glass

References

For other Wilson screw-barrel microscopes, see Turner, G. L'E., The Great Age of the Microscope: the Collection of the Royal Microscopical Society through 150 years. Bristol & New York, 1989 pp 258-259

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