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ORIGINAL ARTICLES ON THIS WEB SITE

SCROLL DOWN FOR A LIST OF ORIGINAL ARTICLES (WRITTEN BY ME) ABOUT SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS ON THIS SITE; now arranged by alphabetical order.

The links below will take you to review articles and to webpages which are more than just a description of an instrument.

  1. Accessories: A Review of Accessories Supplied with Antique Microscopes.
  2. History of the Development of the Achromatic-Aplanatic Microscope
  3. Algensuschers:What is an Algensuscher?
  4. APERTOMETERS: A brief history
  5. APPRAISALS: What you need to know about the value of antique microscopes, including services I can provide to help.
  6. Bausch & Lomb: Early Simple Microscopes by Bausch & Lomb including the American Agriculturist Microscopes
  7. Some Corrections and Additions to BRACEGIRDLE's Notes on Modern Microscope Manufacturers
  8. Bulloch: Evolution of Walter H. Bulloch Microscopes-a nearly comprehensive review of all known models which includes engravings and images of many examples
  9. Bulloch Improvements: Improvements and Changes of Bulloch Microscopes over Time
  10. Bulloch Serial numbers-a partial listing of known serial numbers and models of microscopes made by Walter Bulloch and successors
  11. Bulloch Signatures: a review of the signatures on microscopes made by Walter Bulloch and successors
  12. Bulloch Workplaces: A review of Walter Bulloch's known places of work and occupation
  13. Bulloch References: References pertaining to the history of Walter Bulloch's Microscopes
  14. CAMERA LUCIDAS-the types and their history
  15. Collecting: My Advice on Collecting
  16. Compass Microscopes: A Brief History of the Compass Microscope
  17. Compound Microscopes: A Brief History of the Compound Microscope
  18. Compressors (Compressoria): A review of the main types of compressor and how they work.
  19. Cary-Gould: Evolution of the Cary-Gould Microscope as seen through Gould's Books
  20. Correction collars: History and examples
  21. Correction collars: Simple Method of Using
  22. Coverglass Micrometers and their History
  23. Coverings of the optical tubes of microscopes; Shagreen and other Coverings for the tubes of microscopes
  24. Dark Ground & Oblique Illumination: History of the Development of DARK GROUND(aka Dark Field) and OBLIQUE Illumination
  25. Some help on DATING scientific instruments
  26. Dick Microscopes: An example by Swift and the history of the Dick Petrographic microscopes including other examples
  27. The DOUBLE IMAGE PRISM from an 1847 microscope, and experiments with a birefringent crystal
  28. History of the MARTIN or DRUM type MICROSCOPES.
  29. SMALLER TOYDRUM MICROSCOPES of the late 19th and 20th Centuries.
  30. The Watson EDINBURGH microscopes and their evolution.
  31. Fingerprint Magnifiers
  32. Episcopic Illumination and Vertical Illuminators
  33. Folding Simple Microscope: 'Jones Type' of Folding 'Flower or Insect Microscopes'
  34. FOLDING PORTABLE MICROSCOPES-History of the LIGHT-WEIGHT FOLDING PORTABLE Achromatic Microscope
  35. Folding 'Botanical' Simple Magnifiers especially of Horn and Shell
  36. FROG-PLATES AND FISHPLATES
  37. A Glossary of Terms commonly used with antique and other microscopes
  38. Gould: Evolution of the Cary-Gould Microscope as seen through Gould's Books
  39. Gould's Improved Compound Pocket Microscope-details
  40. Gould's Test Objects and the Gould Microscope-what is that test slide with these microscopes?
  41. Griffith's Microscopes: History of the Griffith Club Microscope and the Griffith Microscope invented by Ezra Griffith
  42. Grunow: The First Class Grunow Microscope of Dr Octavius White
  43. History of Laban HEATH's Microscopes
  44. Hot Stages and Warm Stages
  45. The 'Household' Microscopes: A review of many models of the 'Household Universal' microscope invented by T.H. McAllister and copied by many makers in the U.S.A. and France.
  46. ILLUMINATION SOURCES: An abbreviated History of Artificial Illumination Sources for the microscope.
  47. Incubating Warm Stages and Hot Stages
  48. Microscope LAMPS AND CANDLE HOLDERS: An abbreviated History of Artificial Illumination Sources for the microscope.
  49. Leuwenhoek: The Microscopes of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek.
  50. Lever Stages of Cornelius Varley and Alfred White-give credit where credit is due!
  51. 'Light Modifiers' and the 'Gifford Screen' filter for photomicrography, a history and review.
  52. Linen Provers, Thread Counters and Related Microscopes and some other instruments, past and present
  53. Liveboxes: A brief review of the main types of livebox and how they work.
  54. 'MARTIN' or 'Drum' Microscopes-their history from the beginning.
  55. Student or Toy 'Martin' 'Drum' Microscopes.
  56. McArthur-type Microscopes, past and present
  57. E.M. Nelson:-Microscopes designed by him.
  58. The Nelson-Curties No. 1 microscope, an actual example and its history.
  59. The Nelson No. 2 microscope, comparison of examples from about 1895 and 1899.
  60. PACKING: How to properly PACK an antique microscope for SHIPPING
  61. Photographic Magnifiers of the late 19th and early 20th Century
  62. Pocket Microscopes: a Brief survey and history of some examples.
  63. Hugh Powell: an early example of his microscopes and associated history
  64. Powell & Lealand's No 1 Microscope: Its history and an example with many accessories
  65. Powell & Lealand's Original 'New Microscope' of 1843, the prototype for the famous future line of Powell & Lealand microscopes.
  66. A COMPARISON OF Powell & Lealand's Original 'New Microscope' of 1843 with the later P & L No 3.
  67. Francois Raspail's Cylindrical Microscope for Travel-setting the record straight
  68. Raspail's Microscopes-illustrated review of the microscopes of Francois Raspail
  69. Restoring: My Advice about Restoring Instruments
  70. Restoring: An Introduction on HOW to Restore Antique Microscopes
  71. Restoration: An example of a nearly complete restoration project (a Zentmayer 'Grand American' Model)
  72. Andrew ROSS-history of his microscopes.
  73. Screwbarrel Microscopes: A Brief History of the Screwbarrel Microscope
  74. W.H, Darker's Stacked Rotating Selenites
  75. Simple Microscopes: A Brief History of the Simple Microscope
  76. History of Shagreen and other Coverings for the tubes of microscopes
  77. SHIPPING: How to properly PACK an antique microscope for SHIPPING
  78. Slides: A Brief History of Microscope Slides
  79. Smith's Microscope #22 of 1840: The microscope of Dr. Thomas Hodgkin
  80. Solar Microscopes: History of the Solar Microscope
  81. Soleil Microscopes: The uncommonly described microscopes by a famous French Instrument maker.
  82. The Tami series of microscopes from Wetzar: The Tami, Metami and Protami microscopes.
  83. Test Objects and the Gould Microscope-what is that test slide with these microscopes?
  84. Top Lighting: Episcopic Illumination and Vertical Illuminators
  85. VARLEY: Cornelius Varley and his microscopes
  86. Varley stage: Lever Stages of Cornelius Varley and Alfred White-give credit where credit is due!
  87. Vertical Illuminators and Episcopic Illumination
  88. Warm Stages and Hot Stages
  89. The WATSON EDINBURGH microscopes and their evolution.
  90. Watson Evolution: A tabular review of the changes in the Watson Edinburgh, Royal, and all the Van Heurck Models over the years with special attention to changing specifications and features.
  91. Watson Objective Lenses: A Review of Objectives as Sold by W. Watson & Sons in the Late 19th to Early 20th Century.
  92. Watson Royal: The 'Royal' Microscope: its history and how it Differs from the 'Van Heurk'.
  93. Watson-Van Heurck: A review of the history of the Van Heurck Microscope and its relation to other Watson models, especially the Edinburgh.
  94. White's Lever Stage and the stage of Cornelius Varley-give credit where credit is due!
  95. Wollensak Microscopes of the 1920's and 1930's