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Stem microscope

Year/Period

1805-1835

Maker

BANCKS

Country

United Kingdom

Signature

Banks Inv,, 441 Strand London

Category

Microscopes

Size of the box (h x w x d)

2 × 10.2 × 7 cm

Size of the microscope (h x w x d)

height mounted on the box: 12.5 cm

Provenance

Prof. dr. J.S. Ploem, Oegstgeest, the Netherlands

Inventory number

SM 439

Description

This microscope is quite exciting. It is virtually identical to the one that Charles Darwin used on the Beagle (see: http://microscopist.net/Bancks.html, figuur 6 and https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-1166.xml).

This microscope originates from the collection of professor J.S. Ploem.