- 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.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- microscope, replica
- date made
- Lucas, Joseph D.
- place made
- United States: Ohio, Cleveland
- 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
- catalog number
- accession number
- Credit Line
- Mrs. Joseph D. Lucas
- Science & Scientific Instruments
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- Medicine and Science: Medicine
- Science & Mathematics
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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