6 March 2021 Issue 61

An Unusual Old Microscope

infocus readers may recall my recent article on the superb Science Heritage Collection of replica antique microscopes (issue 57, March 2020), kindly donated to the RMS by Dr and Mrs James McCormick.

DOI: 10.22443/rms.inf.1.200

These eight, fascinating and beautiful instruments provide a wealth of information and insight into the history of microscopy from the 17th to 19th Centuries.

There is, however, one model of particular interest to the Society, since it is a replica of a rare instrument in our own RMS Collection, currently housed in Oxford University’s History of Science Museum.

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Written by

Dr John Hutchison HonFRMS

History Committee Chair

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