History of Science Museum: Collection Database Search

Record Details

Drum Microscope, by Benjamin Martin, London, c. 1760

preview image for Drum Microscope, by Benjamin Martin, London, c. 1760
Inventory Number: 40113
Object Type:
Persons: Benjamin Martin
Date Created: c. 1760
Place Created: London England United Kingdom Europe
Subject Classification(s): Clay Collection By Collection  
Brief Description: The body tube is covered with green vellum stamped with the maker's name. The mounts for the eyepiece and snout are turned wood and brass. The outer cylinder is covered with rayskin and holds the circular, brass stage and the substage mirror. The instrument stands on a brass foot.
Primary Inscriptions: B. Martin London
Collection Group:
Material(s): Wood
copper alloy
Glass
Vellum
Dimensions:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
254 65 mm

Narratives

Image with multimedia irn 56692Image with multimedia irn 56693

Permalink: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/object/inv/40113