Culpeper's reflecting microscope, c 1728.
4 0 c m
 
34cm
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Culpeper's reflecting microscope, c 1728.

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Description

This microscope was made by Edmund Culpeper (c 1670-1738) of London. It used a tilting mirror, visible at the bottom, to reflect light onto a specimen mounted above it on glas. Culpeper invented this type of stand for microscopes, consisting of a tripod carrying the main body, standing on another tripod carrying the stage, and the design was adopted by many 18th century makers.
 

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10285366
 

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