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Screwbarrel Microscope, with Compass Microscope and Accessories, by James Wilson?, English, c. 1706

Inventory Number: 17260
Object Type:
Persons: James Wilson
Date Created:
Place Created: England United Kingdom Europe
Accession Number: 1925-43
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.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Lent by Christ Church, Oxford in 1925..
Collection Group: Orrery Collection
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
182 mm

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