Joseph Bancroft Reade, English chemist and microscopist, mid-19th century.

 
Joseph Bancroft Reade, English chemist and microscopist, mid-19th century.
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Joseph Bancroft Reade (1801-1870) made improvements to photographic techniques, and discovered a way of separating heat-rays from those of light. In 1861 he invented 'Reade's kettledrum', a hemispherical condenser for the microscope.

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