Microscope

Description
Giuseppi Campani (1635-1715) was one of the first opticians to make screw-barrel microscopes. One of these instruments signed “Giuseppe Campani in Roma” was acquired by Sir Frank Crisp, a wealthy English microscopist, and later sold to the Science Museum in London. This is a replica of that instrument. It is made of wood, and has a simple brass stand. It is marked “Made by R. L. Klinger, 1961.”
Ref: Reginald Clay and Thomas Court, The History of the Microscope (London, 1932), pp. 79-81.
John Mayall, Jr., Cantor Lectures on the Microscope (London, 1886), p. 10.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
1961
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
wood (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 9.7 cm x 3.1 cm; 3 13/16 in x 1 1/4 in
ID Number
MG*M-09901
catalog number
M-9901
accession number
237910
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Microscopes
Science & Mathematics
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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