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Set of Microscope Slides, by James Wilson?, English, c. 1704

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Inventory Number: 30819
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Place Created: United Kingdom (England) Europe
Accession Number: 1925-43
Brief Description: English microscope slides; ivory, glass & brass, with a pasteboard case; c.1704.

There are nine slides; seven with three holes and prepared with specimens, two with two holes and unprepared. The prepared slides are probably some of the earliest microscope preparations.

The slides are similar to those illustrated with James Wilson's pocket microscope on a plate in the article 'Microscope', in John Harris', Lexicon Technicum ... (5th ed., London 1736) and which were presumably sold with the microscope. These slides belong with the Wilson microscope, Inv 17260, or with another microscope (now missing) of the Orrery Collection.
Provenance: Lent by Christ Church, Oxford in 1925.
Collection Group: Orrery Collection
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
54 mm


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