Case for a Culpeper microscope made by George Adams, c 1746.
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This is a detail of the inside of the case for a Culpeper scroll type microscope made by George Adams of Fleet Street, London. Adams and his son, George Adams (junior), were leading microscope and instrument makers in the UK from 1735 to 1795. Adams senior held the title 'Mathematical Instrument-Maker to the King', as he made numerous scientific instruments for George III. The text is a list of the various types of instrument made by Adams.