Microscope

Description
While simple magnifiers were in widespread use in the early years of the seventeenth century, the first depiction of one appeared in La Dioptrique (1637), an essay on optics written by the French philosopher and mathematician, Rene Descartes (1596-1650). This replica is based on Descartes’ illustration.
Ref: Reginald Clay and Thomas Court, The History of the Microscope (London, 1932), p 14.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
microscope
date made
1936-1944
maker
Lucas, Joseph D.
place made
United States: Ohio, Cleveland
ID Number
MG*M-12227
catalog number
M-12227
accession number
271793
subject
Science & Mathematics
Microscopes
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Microscopes
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Mrs. Joseph D. Lucas
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