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
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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