Microscope

Description
Robert Hooke (1635-1738), the first Curator of Experiments of the newly formed Royal Society of London, was asked to present his microscopical observations at meetings of that organization in 1663. In his important book published in 1665 he depicted and described his microscope—a compound monocular with screw focus, attached to a simple pillar by means of a ball and socket joint. This is a replica.
Ref: Robert Hooke, Micrographia (London, 1665).
Reginald Clay and Thomas Court, The History of the Microscope (London, 1932), pp. 20-31.
Location
Currently on loan
Object Name
microscope
date made
1936-1944
maker
Lucas, Joseph D.
place made
United States: Ohio, Cleveland
ID Number
MG*M-12221
accession number
271793.08
catalog number
M-12221
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Science & Mathematics
Microscopes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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