Microscope

Microscope

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Description
This is a replica of a screw-barrel microscope that may have been made Eustachio Divini (1610-1685), an Italian optical instrument maker, and that may have been used by the anatomist, Marcello Malpighi (1628-1694). As the tube bulges out at the upper end, it has been referred to a “vase” type microscope.
Ref: Reginald Clay and Thomas Court, The History of the Microscope (London, 1932), pp. 79-80.
Maria Luisa Righini Bonelli and Albert Van Helden, Divini and Campani: A Forgotten Chapter in the History of the Accademia del Cimento (Florence, 1981).
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: 21.5 cm x 9 cm; 8 15/32 in x 3 17/32 in
ID Number
MG.M-12219
catalog number
M-12219
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
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