'Solar Opake Microscope', 1787.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

'Solar Opake Microscope', 1787.

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Solar 'Opake' microscope (for observing opaque rather than transparent objects (Fig 1), and large tooth and pinion microscope (Fig 2). Illustration from 'Essays on the microscope' by George Adams (1750-1795), published in London in 1787. Adams was instrument maker to King George III.

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