Resources Antique Microscopes

Microscope Development

Museum of Microscopy

Moleculars Expressions' comprehensive Museum of Microscopy features over 300 microscopes ranging from sixteenth century Dutch designs through the magnificent microscopes of eighteenth and nineteenth century Europe to the latest models available today.

From: National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
National High Magnetic Field Laboratory
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Nikon's Museum of Microscopy

From the first brass microscope in the early 1900s to the ergonomic designs of the the 1990s.

From: Nikon Instruments USA
Nikon Instruments USA
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American Artifacts

Famous for his large aperture immersion objectives, Tolles also produced fine microscopes.

From: American Artifacts
American Artifacts
Authors: Richard Van Vleck
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Antony van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723)

From: University of California Museum of Paleontology
University of California Museum of Paleontology
Authors: Brian J. Ford
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Robert Hooke (1635-1703)

From: University of California Museum of Paleontology
University of California Museum of Paleontology
Authors: Brian J. Ford
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Antique Microscopes, Globes and Telescopes

This site contains photographs and descriptions of instruments that display a high degree of aesthetic in their design, and an overall excellence in their performance. These machines reflect the high points of analog systems, and cover areas in science, exploration, astronomy, communication, measurement, and sports (even scientists have to play). One example of such an instrument would be the compound light microscope. The microscope, a

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Antique Brass Microscopes

This site highlights a collection of antique brass microscopes dating from the late 18th to early 20th centuries. There you will find many photos and articles about antique microscopes.

From: Antique Brass Microscopes
Antique Brass Microscopes
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Microscope-Related United States Patents: 1853-1915

Microscope-Related United States Patents. Patents can be downloaded.

From: Antique Brass Microscopes
Antique Brass Microscopes
Authors: Allan
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Golub Collection

A selection of historically significant antique microscopes from the 18th and 19th centuries generously donated to the University of California, Berkeley by Orville J. Golub, Ph.D., '44, and Ellina Marx Golub, B.A., '39.

Authors: Steven Ruzin
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Carl Zeiss: History

Brief history of Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH from the opening of the Carl Zeiss's workshop in Jena in 1846 to the present. and

From: Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH Jena
Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH Jena
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Microscope Manuals

Reprints Available Posting to Green Microscope

Blog with details on older Zeiss microscopes. Reprints in german available for models of Zeiss, Jena, and Wild

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Reference Lists

Guide to the San Francisco Microscopical Society Records, 1870-1905

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