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A compound microscope by John Marshall close to its original state

This compound microscope is unsigned but it was certainly made by John Marshall, one of the leading optical instrument makers of the day. It has pasteboard tubes covered with red gold-tooled leather and vellum, lignum vitae lens mounts, and an oak, ebony and walnut base. The model is Marshall's 'New Invented Double Microscope' announced in 1704.

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