Microscope

Description
Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687) was a wealthy brewer in Gdansk (Dantzig) who is remembered primarily for his astronomical observations. In 1673 he described a Hooke-type microscope with a thumbscrew focus. This is a replica of that instrument.
Ref: Johannes Hevelius, Machina Coelestis (1673).
Reginald Clay and Thomas Court, The History of the Microscope (London, 1932), pp. 28-29.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
1936-1944
maker
Lucas, Joseph D.
place made
United States: Ohio, Cleveland
ID Number
MG.M-12224
catalog number
M-12224
accession number
271793
Credit Line
Mrs. Joseph D. Lucas
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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