Microscope

Microscope

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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.
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
microscope, replica
date made
1936-1944
maker
Lucas, Joseph D.
place made
United States: Ohio, Cleveland
Measurements
overall: 9 cm x 10.2 cm x 10.2 cm; 3 17/32 in x 4 1/32 in x 4 1/32 in
ID Number
MG.M-12218
catalog number
M-12218
accession number
271793
Credit Line
Mrs. Joseph D. Lucas
subject
Science & Scientific Instruments
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Microscopes
Science & Mathematics
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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