Screwbarrel Microscope, with Compass Microscope and Accessories, by James Wilson?, English, c. 1706
|Inventory Number:|| 17260|
|Object Type:|| |
|Place Created:|| England United Kingdom Europe
|Brief Description:||Pocket or screwbarrel ivory and brass microscope, with velvet-lined fish-skin case. Unsigned and undated, but probably by James Wilson (c.1665-1730). Includes handle, lens, and object forceps. |
The instrument corresponds to the improved type of pocket-microscope described in Wilson's second account of his microscope (1706). It could have been used for viewing the collection of slides Inv 30819.
|Provenance:||Lent by Christ Church, Oxford in 1925..|
|Collection Group:||Orrery Collection|