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COMPOUND MICROSCOPES:

Magnifying Instruments with both an eyepiece(ocular) and objective (object glass) lens

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HISTORY OF THE COMPOUND MICROSCOPE

Although spectacles existed long before, the compound microscope was the first instrument specifically designed to magnify small objects in a major way. This happened so long ago that the records do not definitively disclose who invented the instrument. Hans and Zaccharias Jansen have been given the credit by some historians, but the bulk of the evidence does NOT support this claim. What we do know is that compound microscopes existed in the 1590's and that in 1609 Galileo Galilei was using a compound microscope. Some Italian historians credit Galileo with the invention, but there is no real evidence to support this; Galileo was certainly one of the earliest users of both the telescope and compound microscope.

In 1619 Cornelius Drebbel was exhibiting a compound microscope in London, with two convex lenses. In 1625 Giovanni Faber of Bamberg first coined the term microscope. The details of most of these early compound instruments dating to before the time of Hooke, Campani and Divini, are not well documented; their constructive details, when pictured or discussed, are only derived from incomplete descriptions and poor illustrations. It is from the middle of the 17th century that good illustrations, and some actual instruments now survive. Among the earliest of these are instruments by Hooke, Divini and Campani.

In 1665 Robert Hooke published Micrographia, a collection of biological micrographs. He coined the word cell for the structures he discovered in cork bark. The construction and appearance of his compound microscope is among the earliest of which we have good documentation and good engravings. The earliest extant microscopes also date to the early to mid 17th century. Campani and Divini microscopes are from this era. From slightly later in the century there are also in existance, microscopes made by Yarwell, and a few others; some of the microscopes of this time are unsigned and so their specific origin and makers in some cases remain uncertain. Most of the few surviving instruments from the 17th century exist in museums and are valued in the 100's of thousands of dollars. Few private collectors possess (or could afford) one of these instruments. Yarwell instruments from the late 1600's are small tripod instruments similar to the Italian models in some ways. Most serious collector's earliest instruments date to the eighteenth century. Found early in the 1700's, John Marshall microscopes exist only in very exclusive collections.

Major progress in microscope design started in the early nineteenth century and culminated in the 2nd quarter of the nineteenth with achromatic aplantic optics and rigidly supported stands; as optics improved further, so did the stands themselves. The modern microscope, with built in illumination, controls close to the bottom of the microscope, and solid reliable adjustments did not reach a peak until the 1960's when the first Leitz Ortholux microscopes with completely modern features were produced.* Further refinements of the light microscope continued into the twentieth century, and even now into the twenty first, with the relatively recent introduction of digital imaging and confocal microscopy. Of course the electron microscope was a major advance, but this web site will limit itself to light microscopes.

*Although the first Ortholux dates to 1937, it did not yet include all the features that today would be considered a fully modern instrument, this did not occur until the 1960's.


COMPOUND MICROSCOPES IN (or formerly in) THIS COLLECTION

This collection includes (or previously included) compound microscopes of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Some instruments in this collection date to as late as the last quarter of the 20th century. Although no compound instruments from the eighteenth century still remain in this collection, some which were formerly in this collection are included on this website for interest. Countries of origin represented include U.S.A., Austria, China, England, France, Germany, Japan, and Poland. Most surviving antique microscopes are from the U.S.A., England, France and Germany, with a few from other countries; this fact is reflected in this collection. Currently there are about 120 compound microscopes listed on this page, with about 100 of these still in the collection. Many more are yet to be listed.

As noted above, the microscopes are listed by Date, by Country of Origin, by Maker, and by Type of microscope. In this way, if your interest is in instruments by a particular maker, or from only one country, you can find those instruments easier than if you had to search all the microscopes organized only one way.

MICROSCOPES BY DATE OF MANUFACTURE
Note that dates are exact when known, or approximated by best estimate
Estimates are indicated by c. (circa) preceding the date
Makers name was determined by signature or unique features; if only by features of the stand the maker name is followed by '(A)' (attributed)
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....18th CENTURY.... ....1800-1849.... ....1850-1879.... ....1880-1899.... ....1900-1949.... ....AFTER 1949....
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EIGHTEENTH CENTURY (1700'S)
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1763 ENGLAND BENJAMIN MARTIN (A) MARTIN UNIVERSAL UNIVERSAL Ben Martin Universal microscope
c. 1781 ENGLAND BENJAMIN COLE (II) CUFF COMPENDIUM ---- cuff microscope
NINETEENTH CENTURY (1800'S)
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
1st Qtr 19th C ENGLISH DOLLOND JONES MOST IMPROVED TYPE JONES MOST IMPROVED Large Jones Most-Improved Microscope
c. 2nd Qtr 19th C. IRISH SPENCER & SON COMBINED COMPOUND & SIMPLE HANDHELD FIELD MICROSCOPE 'PORTE'S(?) FIELD MICROSCOPE' Spencer & Son Field Microscope
c. 1830 ENGLISH WM ELLIOT JONES MOST IMPROVED TYPE JONES MOST IMPROVED Small Jones Most-Improved Microscope
c. 1835 ENGLISH CARY (A) CARY-GOULD GOULD'S IMPROVED COMPOUND POCKET MICROSCOPE Cary-gould Microscope
c. 1840 ENGLISH UNKNOWN CARY-GOULD IMPROVED COMPOUND AND SIMPLE POCKET MICROSCOPE Cary-Gould Medium Sized Microscope
c. 1840 ENGLISH W. CARY CARY-GOULD UNKNOWN Cary-Gould Microscope on Leaded Base
c. 1840 ENGLISH CARY TRANSITIONAL ---------- Cary Achromatic microscope
1840 ENGLISH JAMES SMITH LISTER LIMB LARGE BEST James Smith's Large Best microscope
c. 1850 ENGLISH J.B. DANCER LISTER LIMB ------------- J.B. Dancer Microscope
c. 1850 FRENCH J.B. SOLEIL POCKET POCKET MICROSCOPE J.B. Soleil Pocket Microscope
c. 1850 FRENCH SOLEIL (A) POCKET POCKET MICROSCOPE J.B. Soleil Pocket Microscope
c. 1850 FRENCH J.B. SOLEIL POCKET MICROSCOPE ON STAND POCKET MICROSCOPE J.B. Soleil Pocket Microscope on Stand
c. 1850 ENGLISH -------- LARGE DRUM MICROSCOPE, RACK & PINION FOCUSING 'LARGE IMPROVED COMPOUND MICROSCOPE' Large English Rack and Pinion Drum Microscope
c. 1850 FRENCH BERTRAND (A) POCKET DRUM FURNACE MICROSCOPE Bertrand Furnace Type Microscope
c. 3rd Qtr 19th C. ENGLISH JAS. PARKES & SON LISTER LIMB --?-- Parkes
c. 1850-1862 GERMAN OPTICAL INSTITUTE WETZLAR(A) CONTINENTAL MICROSCOPE ? Wetzlar Microscope
c. 1851 FRENCH SOLEIL ----- ------- Soleil Microscope
c. 1855 ENGLISH ALFRED BROOKS COMPOUND POCKET MICROSCOPE ------------- Brooks Microscope
c. 1855 FRENCH CHARLES CHEVALIER (A) ACHROMATIC PILLAR MICROSCOPE MICROSCOPE ACHROMATIQUE Chevalier Microscope
1856 ENGLISH POWELL & LEALAND ACHROMATIC BAR LIMB MICROSCOPE 'IMPROVED FIRST CLASS NO. 1' model POWELL AND LEALAND FIRST CLASS Microscope
c. 1857 AMERICAN J & W. GRUNOW ACHROMATIC BAR LIMB MICROSCOPE 'No. 5' or 'OTHER LARGE STUDENT' model Grunow Microscope
c. 1860 FRENCH NACHET ET FILS ACHROMATIC CONTINENTAL MICROSCOPE PETITE MODÈLE Nachet Petite Modèle Microscope
c. 1860 FRENCH NACHET ET FILS DRUM OR MARTIN-TYPE MICROSCOPE GRAND MODÈLE ORDINAIRE Nachet Drum Microscope
c. 1865 SCOTTISH ANGUS HENDERSON CONTINENTAL STYLE ------------- Angus Henderson Microscope
c. 1865 FRENCH EDMUND HARTNACK CONTINENTAL DOUBLE PILLAR STYLE ------------- Hartnack Double Pillar Microscope
c. 1865 AMERICAN JOSEPH ZENTMAYER LISTER LIMB DOUBLE PILLAR GRAND AMERICAN Zentmayer Grand American Microscope
c. 1865 FRENCH EDMUND HARTNACK CONTINENTAL DOUBLE PILLAR STYLE ------------- Hartnack Drum Microscope
c. last 1/3 19th C. FRENCH (A) --?-- MINIATURE CONTINENTAL COMPOUND MICROSCOPE ------------- Miniature French Compound  Microscope
c. last 1/3 19th C. FRENCH (A) --?-- DOUBLE PILLAR COMPOUND MICROSCOPE ------------- Double Pillar French Compound  Microscope
c. 1867-? AMERICAN T.H. McALLISTER LISTER LIMB HOUSEHOLD STYLE ------------- McAllister Household Microscope
c. 1870's FRENCH --?-- MINIATURE PORTABLE CONTINENTAL LIMB -------------  Microscope
c. 1870's ENGLISH FIELD & SON COMBINED DISSECTING & COMPOUND MICROSCOPE AND SLIDE-MAKING KIT NEW UNIVERSAL MOUNTING AND DISSECTING MICROSCOPE  Microscope
c. 1870'S FRENCH (A) --?-- SMALL CONTINENTAL COMPOUND STUDENT MICROSCOPE ------------- Small French Compound   Microscope
c. 1874 AMERICAN J. & W. GRUNOW LISTER LIMB ------------- J & W Grunow Microscope
1875 FRENCH NACHET ET FILS CONTINENTAL LIMB DOUBLE PILLAR 'GRAND MODELE' Nachet Grand Microscope
1875 ENGLISH J.B. DANCER(A) CLOTH INSPECTION MICROSCOPE ---- Dancer Cloth Microscope
1877 AMERICAN GEORGE WALE CONTINENTAL LIMB -------- Geo Wale Prize Microscope
c. 4th QTR 19th C. FRENCH BARDOU & SON CONTINENTAL LIMB PORTABLE STUDENT MICROSCOPE ---- Bardou Microscope
1878-80 AMERICAN GEO WALE WALE LIMB MICROSCOPE 'NEW WORKING MICROSCOPE' Wale's Microscope
1879-85 FRENCH FOR THE AMERICAN MARKET SOLD BY WM Y. McALLISTER CONTINENTAL LIMB HOUSEHOLD TYPE 'UNIVERSAL' OR 'HOUSEHOLD' WY McAllister Universal Household Microscope
1879-80 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB CONTINENTAL LIMB INVESTIGATOR Investigator microscope
c. 1879-85 FRENCH MADE FOR THE AMERICAN MARKET R. & J. BECK(SELLER) LISTER LIMB, HOUSEHOLD TYPE HOUSEHOLD Beck Household microscope
c. 1880 FRENCH ---- MINIATURE COMPOUND CONTINENTAL STUDENT ----- Miniature French Compound
c. 1880 ENGLISH R. & J. BECK CONTINENTAL LIMB ECONOMIC Beck Economic Model microscope
1880 AMERICAN W. H. BULLOCH LISTER LIMB PROFESSIONAL Bulloch Professional Microscope
1880 AMERICAN R. B. TOLLES LISTER LIMB STUDENT Tolles Student Microscope
c. 1880 ENGLISH F.M. NEWTON MARTIN MICROSCOPE & TELESCOPE ---------- F.M. NEWTON COMPENDIUM
c. 1880 ENGLISH ROSS LISTER/JACKSON LIMB ROSS ZENTMAYER No. 3 PATENT BINOCULAR MICROSCOPE ROSS ZENTMAYER No. 3 PATENT BINOCULAR MICROSCOPE
1880 ENGLISH ROSS BAR LIMB 1861 EXHIBITION MICROSCOPE Ross Exhibition Microscope
1880 FRENCH C. VERICK CONTINENTAL MODEL NO. 7 VERICK NUMBER 7 Microscope
1880 FRENCH C. VERICK CONTINENTAL ---?-- VERICK Microscope
1881 ENGLISH R. & J. BECK LISTER LIMB 'IDEAL' MICROSCOPE Ideal Microscope
c. 1882 AMERICAN W.H. BULLOCH LISTER LIMB CONGRESS STAND Bulloch Congress Microscope
1885 GERMAN R. KRUGELSTEIN (A) C-LISTER LIMB -----?----- Krugelstein Microscope
c. 1885 AMERICAN W. H. BULLOCH LISTER LIMB 'NEW STUDENT' Bulloch New Student Microscope
c. 1885 ENGLISH ROSS ROSS-ZENTMAYER LISTER LIMB 'ROSS-ZENTMAYER No 3 PATENT MICROSCOPE' Ross-Zentmayer Microscope
c. 1885 FRENCH FOR THE AMERICAN MARKET W.H. WALMSLEY (SELLER) LISTER LIMB 'HOUSEHOLD' Walmsley Household Microscope
c. 1885 ENGLISH R & J. BECK LISTER LIMB 'ECONOMIC' Beck Economic Microscope
c. 1885-1890 FRENCH, for the American Market Sold by J. W. Queen & Co. LISTER LIMB, HOUSEHOLD TYPE 'UNIVERSAL HOUSEHOLD' Queen Universal Household Microscope
c. 1886 AMERICAN ACME (JOHN W. SIDLE, for Queen & Co.) LISTER LIMB COMPOUND MICROSCOPE 'No. 4' ACME # 4 MICROSCOPE
c. 1886 AMERICAN C.X. DALTON LISTER LIMB BINOCULAR C.X. Dalton Binocular Microscope
c. 1887 ENGLISH JOHN BROWNING COMPOUND POCKET MICROSCOPE NEW POCKET MICROSCOPE Browning's New Pocket Microscope
c. 1887 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB COMPOUND PORTABLE MICROSCOPE WITH FOOT-TURNTABLE IMPROVED GRIFFITH CLUB MICROSCOPE Griffith Improved Club Microscope
c. 1887 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB LISTER LIMB 'MODEL' MICROSCOPE BAUSCH & 'MODEL' MICROSCOPE
c. 1890 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB LISTER LIMB 'LIBRARY' MICROSCOPE BAUSCH & 'LIBRARY' MICROSCOPE
c. 1890 FRENCH (A) UNKNOWN INCLINING CONTINENTAL LIMB --?-- FRENCH INCLINING MICROSCOPE
c. 1890 GERMAN PAUL WAECHTER (A) VERTICAL PILLAR CONTINENTAL STYLE 'STATIV IV MICROSCOPE' PAUL WAECHTER STATIV IV MICROSCOPE
c. 1890 GERMAN SEIBERT PARALLEL LINKAGE CONTINENTAL STYLE LARGE 'STATIV NO.2' SEIBERT NO 2 MICROSCOPE
c. 1891-5 AMERICAN E.B. MEYROWITZ/W.H. BULLOCH LISTER LIMB BACTERIOLOGICAL Bulloch BACTERIOLOGICAL
c. 1890 ENGLISH JAS. PARKES & SON BAR LIMB --?-- Parkes Inclining
c. 1890 FRENCH EDOURD LUTZ PORTABLE COMPOUND STUDENT MICROSCOPE 'Modéle des Ecoles primaires' Lutz Microscope
1893 ENGLISH WATSON & SONS LISTER LIMB 'EDINBURGH B' Edinburgh B Microscope
1895 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB CONTINENTAL LIMB CCDS CCDS Microscope
c. 1895 ENGLISH SWIFT & SONS LISTER/CONTINENTAL LIMB WITH P & L TRIPOD FOOT 'NEW HISTOLOGICAL & PHYSIOLOGICAL NEW HISTOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL Microscope
c. 1895 FRENCH MIRAND, PARIS CONTINENTAL LIMB -------- Mirand Microscope
1896 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB CONTINENTAL LIMB 'PHYSICIAN'S MICROSCOPE' Physician's Microscope
c. 1897 AMERICAN J. ZENTMAYER LISTER LIMB MICROSCOPE 'AMERICAN COLUMBIAN' Zentmayer American Columbian MICROSCOPE
TWENTIETH CENTURY (1900'S)
c.1900 FRENCH (A) DEYROLLE PORTABLE STUDENT CONTINENTAL LIMB 'Model A' Deyrolle MICROSCOPE
c.1900 FRENCH (A) E. PILOT (A) LISTER LIMB -----?----- Pilot MICROSCOPE
c.1900 GERMAN R. KRUGELSTEIN C-LISTER LIMB -----?----- Krugelstein MICROSCOPE
c.1900 ENGLISH ? W. FAIRSERVICE LISTER LIMB -----?----- FS MICROSCOPE
c.1900 AMERICAN, FRENCH MADE? F. W. W. LISTER LIMB STUDENT 'UNIVERSAL HOUSEHOLD MICROSCOPE' FWW UNIVERSAL HOUSEHOLD MICROSCOPE
c.1900 AMERICAN, FRENCH MADE WILLIAMS, BROWN, AND EARLE LISTER LIMB STUDENT ? WBE MICROSCOPE
c.1900 ENGLISH CHARLES BAKER CO. LISTER LIMB (NELSON-CURTIES DESIGN) 'NELSON NO. 2' Nelson Curties Baker MICROSCOPE
c.1900 ENGLISH JAMES PARKES AND SON CONTINENTAL LIMB 'WORKER' Parkes and Son Microscope
c.1900 ENGLISH JAMES SWIFT AND SON WALE LIMB -------- Swift Wales Limb Microscope
c.1900-1910 ENGLISH SWIFT & SONS WALE LIMB 'PARAGON' Paragon Microscope
c.1900-1910 ENGLISH SWIFT & SONS PETROGRAPHIC MICROSCOPE DICK MODEL Dick Microscope
c.1st Qtr 20th C. FRENCH MADE --?-- LISTER LIMB HOUSEHOLD 'IMPROVED HOUSEHOLD MICROSCOPE' IMPROVED HOUSEHOLD MICROSCOPE
c.1902 ENGLISH J. SWIFT & SON LISTER LIMB 'BACTERIOLOGICAL MICROSCOPE' Swift Bacteriological Model
c.1902 AMERICAN SPENCER LENS CO. CONTINENTAL LIMB 'NUMBER 1 MICROSCOPE' spencer number one MICROSCOPE
1904 GERMAN F. W. SCHIECK CONTINENTAL LIMB 'TRICHINEN MIKROSKOPE' Schieck Trichinoscope
c. 1904-1924 GERMAN PAUL WAECHTER BOX MOUNTED TRICHINOSCOPE 'STAND Vb' Waechter Trichinoscope
c. 1907 GERMAN CARL ZEISS LISTER LIMB 'STAND 1b' Zeiss 1b
c. 1910 ENGLISH WATSON & SONS LISTER LIMB 'CIRCUIT STAGE VAN HEURCK' csvh
c. 1910 ENGLISH WATSON & SONS LISTER LIMB 'GRAND VAN HEURCK' gvh
c. 1915 GERMAN EMIL BUSCH LARGE COMPOUND LISTER LIMB JUG-HANDLED MICROSCOPE UNKNOWN large Busch Microscope
c. 1915 GERMAN EMIL BUSCH SMALL COMPOUND LISTER LIMB MICROSCOPE UNKNOWN small Busch Microscope
c. 1915 ENGLISH WATSON COMPOUND LISTER LIMB MICROSCOPE FRAM fram Microscope
c. 1917 AMERICAN SPENCER FOLDING PORTABLE COMPOUND LISTER LIMB MICROSCOPE 60H Spencer Folding Compound Portable Microscope
c. 1918 ENGLISH WATSON COMPOUND LISTER LIMB MICROSCOPE EDINBURGH H STUDENT Edinburgh H Microscope
c. 1920 AMERICAN --?-- WATCHMAKER'S MICROSCOPE 'COMBINED MICROSCOPE AND OBJECT HOLDER' or 'WATCHMAKER'S DOCUMENT MICROSCOPE' Watchmaker's Microscope
c.1922 ENGLISH CHARLES BAKER CO.. LISTER LIMB 'IMPROVED NATURE MICROSCOPE' Nature  MICROSCOPE
c. 1923 ENGLISH R. & J. BECK PORTABLE MICROSCOPE 'BABY LONDON' Baby London Microscope
c. 1925 AMERICAN SPENCER POCKET PORTABLE MICROSCOPE 'REAL PORTABLE OR NO. 75' Spencer Pocket Microscope
c. 1927-28 AMERICAN WOLLENSAK COMPOUND PORTABLE '100 POWER' Wollensak 100X Microscope with round foot
c. 1927-8 AMERICAN (a) WOLLENSAK (A) COMPOUND PORTABLE '250 POWER' Wollensak 250X Microscope with round foot
c. 1927-8 AMERICAN (a) WOLLENSAK (A) COMPOUND PORTABLE '250 POWER' with U-shaped stage clip Wollensak 250X Microscope with round foot and U-shaped stage clip
c. 1927-8 AMERICAN WOLLENSAK COMPOUND PORTABLE '250 POWER BIO-SCOPE' Wollensak 250X Bio-scope Microscope with round foot
c. 1928 GERMAN ZEISS COMPOUND PORTABLE DRUM 'SMALL MULLER SKIN MICROSCOPE' Zeiss Small Muller Skin Microscope with round foot
c. 2nd Qtr 20th C. ENGLISH JAMES SWIFT & SON COMPOUND WALE LIMB POLARIZING MICROSCOPE 'SYMPOSIUM MICROSCOPE' Swift Symposium Microscope
c. 2nd Qtr 20th C. FRENCH ----- COMPOUND PORTABLE POCKET MICROSCOPE 'UNIVERSAL MICROSCOPE' Universal Microscope
c. 1930-39 AMERICAN WOLLENSAK COMPOUND PORTABLE '100 POWER' (newer version) Wollensak 100X Microscope with rack and pinion focusing and horseshoe foot
c. 1930-39 AMERICAN WOLLENSAK COMPOUND PORTABLE '150 POWER' Wollensak 150X Microscope with rack and pinion focusing and horseshoe foot
c. 1930-39 AMERICAN WOLLENSAK COMPOUND PORTABLE '350 POWER' Wollensak 350X Microscope
c. 1930-39 AMERICAN WOLLENSAK COMPOUND PORTABLE '425 POWER' Wollensak 425X Microscope
c. 1930-39 AMERICAN WOLLENSAK COMPOUND PORTABLE '425 POWER' Polarizing Wollensak 425X Polarizing Microscope
1930 ENGLISH W. WATSON & SONS Ltd LISTER LIMB 'ROYAL MICROSCOPE' Royal Microscope
c. 1930 GERMAN ERNST LEITZ FOLDING PORTABLE COMPOUND MICROSCOPE 'MINOR 2' Leitz Minor Microscope
c. 1931 GERMAN ERNST LEITZ MODIFIED PORTABLE CAPILLARY SKIN MICROSCOPE 'LC' Leitz Skin Microscope
c. 1935 GERMAN ATCO PORTABLE ? ATCO Microscope
1938 GERMAN GOERZ MODIFIED PORTABLE LISTER LIMB 'ULTRA-LOMARA' Ultralomara Microscope
1940 GERMAN ERNST LEITZ LISTER LIMB PETROGRAPHIC OR POLARIZING 'Large Research Polarizing Microscope CM' Leitz Pol Microscope
c. middle 1/3 20th C. POLISH P.Z.O. SUB-PORTABLE MICROSCOPE MIPRO Mipro by PZO
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c mid 1/3rd 20th C JAPANESE LUMEX POCKET ZOOM MICROSCOPE 'LUMEX-ZOOM' Lumex-Zoom Microscope
c 1960 ENGLISH COOKE, TROUGHTON, & SIMMS MCARTHUR MICROSCOPE 'COOKE-MCARTHUR' Cooke-McArthur Microscope
after 1962 JAPANESE TIYODA MCARTHUR TYPE MICROSCOPE 'VI OR VII' Tiyoda McArthur-type Microscope
c 1968 JAPANESE NIKON MCARTHUR-TYPE MICROSCOPE 'HP' HP McArthur Microscope
c 1970 ENGLISH SCIENTIFIC OPTICS LTD MCARTHUR MICROSCOPE 'OPEN UNIVERSITY MODEL' Open University McArthur Microscope
c 1975 ENGLISH SCIENTIFIC OPTICS LTD MCARTHUR TYPE POLARIZING PORTABLE MICROSCOPE 'OPEN UNIVERSITY MODEL, POLARIZED LIGHT VERSION' McArthur Polarizing Open  U Portable Microscope
c 1972 CHINESE TAI YUAN OPTICAL FOLDED OPTICS PORTABLE MICROSCOPE 'TWX-1' Tiyoda Portable Microscope
c 1972 JAPANESE SWIFT (USA) MCARTHUR TYPE PORTABLE MICROSCOPE 'FIELDMASTER' OR 'FM-31' Swift Fieldmaster Portable Microscope
c 1975 ENGLISH SCIENTIFIC OPTICS LTD MCARTHUR TYPE POLARIZING PORTABLE MICROSCOPE 'OPEN UNIVERSITY MODEL, POLARIZED LIGHT VERSION' McArthur Polarizing Openm UPortable Microscope
c 1980's ENGLISH KIRK ENGINEERING MCARTHUR TYPE SURFACE INSPECTION AND METALLURICAL MICROSCOPE KIT '6005 AND 6006' McArthur Metallurical Microscope
c 1993 ENGLISH K.W. KIRK & SONS MCARTHUR MICROSCOPE (transmitted light version) 'KIRK-MCARTHUR' Open University McArthur Microscope
after 1990 AMERICAN MEADE FOLDED OPTICS PORTABLE MICROSCOPE 'READIVIEW' Readiview Portable Microscope



MICROSCOPES BY COUNTRY OF ORIGIN (COO)
Note that COO's are determined by established data or, when not certain by features of construction usually associated with the attributed (a) country. To jump to the COO of your choice click on one of the following links:
U.S.A. AUSTRIA CHINA ENGLAND FRANCE GERMANY IRELAND JAPAN POLAND SCOTLAND
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AMERICAN (U.S.A.)
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1857 AMERICAN J & W. GRUNOW ACHROMATIC BAR LIMB MICROSCOPE 'No. 5' or 'OTHER LARGE STUDENT' model Grunow Microscope
c. 1865 AMERICAN JOSEPH ZENTMAYER LISTER LIMB DOUBLE PILLAR GRAND AMERICAN Zentmayer Grand American Microscope
c. 1867-? AMERICAN T.H. McALLISTER LISTER LIMB HOUSEHOLD STYLE ------------- McAllister Household Microscope
c. 1874 AMERICAN J & W GRUNOW LISTER LIMB ------------- J & W Grunow Microscope
1877 AMERICAN GEORGE WALE CONTINENTAL LIMB -------- Geo Wale Prize Microscope
1878-80 AMERICAN GEO WALE WALE LIMB MICROSCOPE 'NEW WORKING MICROSCOPE' Wale's Microscope
1879-80 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB CONTINENTAL LIMB INVESTIGATOR Investigator microscope
1880 AMERICAN W. H. BULLOCH LISTER LIMB PROFESSIONAL Bulloch Professional Microscope
1880 AMERICAN R. B. TOLLES LISTER LIMB STUDENT Tolles Student Microscope
c. 1882 AMERICAN W.H. BULLOCH LISTER LIMB CONGRESS STAND Bulloch Congress Microscope
c. 1885 AMERICAN W. H. BULLOCH LISTER LIMB 'NEW STUDENT' Bulloch New Student Microscope
c. 1886 AMERICAN ACME (JOHN W. SIDLE, for Queen & Co.) LISTER LIMB COMPOUND MICROSCOPE 'No. 4' ACME # 4 MICROSCOPE
1886 AMERICAN C.X. DALTON LISTER LIMB BINOCULAR C.X. Dalton Binocular Microscope
c. 1887 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB COMPOUND PORTABLE MICROSCOPE WITH FOOT-TURNTABLE IMPROVED GRIFFITH CLUB MICROSCOPE Griffith Improved Club Microscope
1891-5 AMERICAN E.B. MEYROWITZ/W.H. BULLOCH LISTER LIMB BACTERIOLOGICAL Bulloch BACTERIOLOGICAL
c. 1887 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB LISTER LIMB 'MODEL' MICROSCOPE BAUSCH & 'MODEL' MICROSCOPE
c. 1887 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB WALE LIMB 'NEW STUDENT' MICROSCOPE BAUSCH & 'NEW STUDENT' WALE LIMB MICROSCOPE
c. 1890 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB LISTER LIMB 'LIBRARY' MICROSCOPE BAUSCH & 'LIBRARY' MICROSCOPE
1895 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB CONTINENTAL LIMB CCDS CCDS Microscope
1896 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB CONTINENTAL LIMB 'PHYSICIAN'S MICROSCOPE' Physician's Microscope
c. 1897 AMERICAN J. ZENTMAYER LISTER LIMB MICROSCOPE 'AMERICAN COLUMBIAN' Zentmayer American Columbian MICROSCOPE
c.1900 AMERICAN, FRENCH MADE? F. W. WOOLWORTH ?. LISTER LIMB STUDENT 'UNIVERSAL HOUSEHOLD MICROSCOPE' FWW UNIVERSAL HOUSEHOLD MICROSCOPE
c.1902 AMERICAN SPENCER LENS CO. CONTINENTAL LIMB 'NUMBER 1 MICROSCOPE' spencer number one MICROSCOPE
c. 1917 AMERICAN SPENCER FOLDING PORTABLE COMPOUND LISTER LIMB MICROSCOPE 60H Spencer Folding Compound Portable Microscope
c. 1920 AMERICAN --?-- WATCHMAKER'S MICROSCOPE 'COMBINED MICROSCOPE AND OBJECT HOLDER' or 'WATCHMAKER'S DOCUMENT MICROSCOPE' Watchmaker's Microscope
c. 1925 AMERICAN SPENCER POCKET PORTABLE MICROSCOPE 'REAL PORTABLE OR NO. 75' Spencer Pocket Microscope
c. 1927-28 AMERICAN WOLLENSAK COMPOUND PORTABLE '100 POWER' Wollensak 100X Microscope with round foot
c. 1927-8 AMERICAN (a) WOLLENSAK (A) COMPOUND PORTABLE '250 POWER' Wollensak 250X Microscope with round foot
c. 1927-8 AMERICAN (a) WOLLENSAK (A) COMPOUND PORTABLE '250 POWER' with U-shaped stage clip Wollensak 250X Microscope with round foot and U-shaped stage clip
c. 1927-8 AMERICAN WOLLENSAK COMPOUND PORTABLE '250 POWER BIO-SCOPE' Wollensak 250X Bio-scope Microscope with round foot
c. 1930-39 AMERICAN WOLLENSAK COMPOUND PORTABLE '100 POWER' (newer version) Wollensak 100X Microscope with rack and pinion focusing and horseshoe foot
c. 1930-39 AMERICAN WOLLENSAK COMPOUND PORTABLE '150 POWER' Wollensak 150X Microscope with rack and pinion focusing and horseshoe foot
c. 1930-39 AMERICAN WOLLENSAK COMPOUND PORTABLE '350 POWER' Wollensak 350X Microscope
c. 1930-39 AMERICAN WOLLENSAK COMPOUND PORTABLE '425 POWER' Wollensak 425X Microscope
c. 1930-39 AMERICAN WOLLENSAK COMPOUND PORTABLE '425 POWER' Polarizing Wollensak 425X Polarizing Microscope
after 1990 AMERICAN MEADE FOLDED OPTICS PORTABLE MICROSCOPE 'READIVIEW' Readiview Portable Microscope
AUSTRIAN (AUSTRIA)
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
CHINESE (CHINA)
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c 1972 CHINESE TAI YUAN OPTICAL FOLDED OPTICS PORTABLE MICROSCOPE 'TWX-1' Tiyoda Portable Microscope
ENGLISH (GREAT BRITAIN)
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1781 ENGLAND Benjamin Cole (II) CUFF COMPENDIUM ---- cuff microscope
1st Qtr 19th C ENGLISH DOLLOND JONES MOST IMPROVED TYPE JONES MOST IMPROVED Large Jones Most-Improved Microscope
c. 1830 ENGLISH WM ELLIOT JONES MOST IMPROVED TYPE JONES MOST IMPROVED Small Jones Most-Improved Microscope
c. 1835 ENGLISH CARY (A) CARY-GOULD GOULD'S IMPROVED COMPOUND POCKET MICROSCOPE Cary-gould Microscope
c. 1840 ENGLISH UNKNOWN CARY-GOULD IMPROVED COMPOUND AND SIMPLE POCKET MICROSCOPE Cary-Gould Medium Sized Microscope
c. 1840 ENGLISH W. CARY CARY-GOULD UNKNOWN Cary-Gould Microscope on Leaded Base
c. 1840 ENGLISH CARY TRANSITIONAL ---------- Cary Achromatic microscope
1840 ENGLISH JAMES SMITH LISTER LIMB LARGE BEST James Smith's Large Best microscope
c. 1850 ENGLISH -------- LARGE DRUM MICROSCOPE, RACK & PINION FOCUSING 'LARGE IMPROVED COMPOUND MICROSCOPE' Large English Rack & Pinion Drum Microscope
c. 1850 ENGLISH J.B. DANCER LISTER LIMB ------------- J.B. Dancer Microscope
c. 3rd Qtr 19th C. ENGLISH JAS. PARKES & SON LISTER LIMB --?-- Parkes
c. 1855 ENGLISH ALFRED BROOKS COMPOUND POCKET MICROSCOPE ------------- Brooks Microscope
1856 ENGLISH POWELL & LEALAND ACHROMATIC BAR LIMB MICROSCOPE 'IMPROVED FIRST CLASS NO. 1' model POWELL AND LEALAND FIRST CLASS Microscope
c. 1870's ENGLISH FIELD & SON COMBINED DISSECTING & COMPOUND BAR LIMB MICROSCOPE AND SLIDE-MAKING KIT NEW UNIVERSAL MOUNTING AND DISSECTING MICROSCOPE  Microscope
1875 ENGLISH J.B. DANCER(A) CLOTH INSPECTION MICROSCOPE ---- Dancer Cloth Microscope
c. 1880 ENGLISH R. & J. BECK CONTINENTAL LIMB ECONOMIC Beck Economic Model microscope
1880 ENGLISH ROSS BAR LIMB 1861 EXHIBITION MICROSCOPE Ross Exhibition Microscope
c. 1880 ENGLISH ROSS LISTER/JACKSON LIMB ROSS ZENTMAYER No. 3 PATENT BINOCULAR MICROSCOPE ROSS ZENTMAYER No. 3 PATENT BINOCULAR MICROSCOPE
c. 1880 ENGLISH F.M. NEWTON MARTIN MICROSCOPE & TELESCOPE ---------- F.M. NEWTON COMPENDIUM
1881 ENGLISH R. & J. BECK LISTER LIMB 'IDEAL' MICROSCOPE Ideal Microscope
c. 1885 ENGLISH ROSS ROSS-ZENTMAYER LISTER LIMB 'ROSS-ZENTMAYER No 3 PATENT MICROSCOPE' Ross-Zentmayer Microscope
c. 1885 ENGLISH R & J. BECK LISTER LIMB 'ECONOMIC' Beck Economic Microscope
c. 1887 ENGLISH JOHN BROWNING COMPOUND POCKET MICROSCOPE NEW POCKET MICROSCOPE Browning's New Pocket Microscope
c. 1890 ENGLISH JAS PARKES & SONS BAR LIMB --?-- Parkes Microscope
1893 ENGLISH WATSON & SONS LISTER LIMB 'EDINBURGH B' Edinburgh B Microscope
c. 1895 ENGLISH SWIFT & SONS LISTER/CONTINENTAL LIMB WITH P & L TRIPOD FOOT 'NEW HISTOLOGICAL & PHYSIOLOGICAL NEW HISTOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL Microscope
c.1900 ENGLISH CHARLES BAKER CO.. LISTER LIMB (NELSON-CURTIES DESIGN) 'NELSON NO. 2' Nelson Curties Baker MICROSCOPE
c.1900 ENGLISH JAMES PARKES AND SON CONTINENTAL LIMB 'WORKER' Parkes and Son Microscope
c.1900 ENGLISH JAMES SWIFT AND SON WALE LIMB -------- Swift Wales Limb Microscope
c.1900 ENGLISH ?W. FAIRSERVICE LISTER LIMB -------- Fairservice Microscope
c.1900-1910 ENGLISH SWIFT & SONS WALE LIMB 'PARAGON Paragon Microscope
c.1900-1910 ENGLISH SWIFT & SONS PETROGRAPHIC MICROSCOPE DICK MODEL Dick Microscope
c. 1910 ENGLISH WATSON & SONS LISTER LIMB 'CIRCUIT STAGE VAN HEURCK' gvh
c.1902 ENGLISH J. SWIFT & SON LISTER LIMB 'BACTERIOLOGICAL MICROSCOPE' Swift Bacteriological Model
c. 1910 ENGLISH WATSON & SONS LISTER LIMB 'GRAND VAN HEURCK' gvh
c. 1915 ENGLISH WATSON COMPOUND LISTER LIMB MICROSCOPE FRAM fram Microscope
c. 1918 ENGLISH WATSON COMPOUND LISTER LIMB MICROSCOPE EDINBURGH H STUDENT Edinburgh H Microscope
c.1922 ENGLISH CHARLES BAKER CO.. LISTER LIMB PORTABLE 'IMPROVED NATURE MICROSCOPE' Nature  MICROSCOPE
1923 ENGLISH R. & J. BECK Ltd FOLDING PORTABLE 'BABY LONDON MICROSCOPE' Baby London Microscope
c. 2nd Qtr 20th C. ENGLISH JAMES SWIFT & SON COMPOUND WALE LIMB POLARIZING MICROSCOPE 'SYMPOSIUM MICROSCOPE' Swift Symposium Microscope
1930 ENGLISH W. WATSON & SONS Ltd LISTER LIMB 'ROYAL MICROSCOPE' Royal Microscope
c 1960 ENGLISH COOKE, TROUGHTON, & SIMMS MCARTHUR MICROSCOPE 'COOKE-MCARTHUR' Cooke-McArthur Microscope
c 1970 ENGLISH SCIENTIFIC OPTICS LTD MCARTHUR MICROSCOPE 'OPEN UNIVERSITY MODEL' Open University McArthur Microscope
c 1975's ENGLISH SCIENTIFIC OPTICS LTD POLARIZING MCARTHUR MICROSCOPE 'OPEN UNIVERSITY MODEL POLARIZED LIGHT VERSION' OU McArthur Pole  Microscope
c 1980's ENGLISH K.W. KIRK & SONS MCARTHUR MICROSCOPE (Engineering version for surface and metallurgical use) '6005 and 6006' Kirk McArthur Metallurgical  Microscope
c 1993 ENGLISH K.W. KIRK & SONS MCARTHUR MICROSCOPE (transmitted light) 'KIRK-MCARTHUR' Kirk McArthur Microscope
FRENCH (FRANCE)
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1850 FRENCH J.B. SOLEIL POCKET POCKET MICROSCOPE J.B. Soleil Pocket Microscope
c. 1850 FRENCH SOLEIL (A) POCKET POCKET MICROSCOPE J.B. Soleil Pocket Microscope
c. 1850 FRENCH J.B. SOLEIL POCKET MICROSCOPE ON STAND POCKET MICROSCOPE J.B. Soleil Pocket Microscope on Stand
c. 1850 FRENCH BERTRAND (A) POCKET DRUM FURNACE MICROSCOPE Bertrand Furnace Type Microscope
c. 1851 FRENCH SOLEIL ------ ------- Soleil Microscope
c. 1855 FRENCH CHARLES CHEVALIER (A) ACHROMATIC PILLAR MICROSCOPE MICROSCOPE ACHROMATIQUE Chevalier Microscope
c. 1860 FRENCH NACHET ET FILS ACHROMATIC CONTINENTAL MICROSCOPE PETITE MODÈLE Nachet Petite Modèle Microscope
c. 1860 FRENCH NACHET ET FILS DRUM OR MARTIN-TYPE MICROSCOPE GRAND MODÈLE ORDINAIRE Nachet Drum Microscope
c. 1865 FRENCH EDMUND HARTNACK CONTINENTAL DOUBLE PILLAR STYLE ------------- Hartnack Double Pillar Microscope
c. 1865 FRENCH EDMUND HARTNACK CONTINENTAL DOUBLE PILLAR STYLE ------------- Hartnack Drum Microscope
c. last 1/3 19th C. FRENCH (A) --?-- MINIATURE CONTINENTAL COMPOUND MICROSCOPE ------------- Miniature French Compound  Microscope
c. last 1/3 19th C. FRENCH (A) --?-- DOUBLE PILLAR COMPOUND MICROSCOPE ------------- Double Pillar French Compound  Microscope
c. 1870's FRENCH --?-- MINIATURE PORTABLE CONTINENTAL LIMB -------------  Microscope
c. 1870'S FRENCH (A) --?-- SMALL CONTINENTAL COMPOUND STUDENT MICROSCOPE ------------- Small French Compound   Microscope
1875 FRENCH NACHET ET FILS CONTINENTAL LIMB DOUBLE PILLAR 'GRAND MODELE' Nachet Grand Microscope
c. 4th QTR 19th C. FRENCH BARDOU & SON CONTINENTAL LIMB PORTABLE STUDENT MICROSCOPE ---- Bardou Microscope
c. 1879-85 FRENCH MADE FOR THE AMERICAN MARKET R. & J. BECK(SELLER) LISTER LIMB, HOUSEHOLD TYPE HOUSEHOLD Beck Household microscope
1879-85 FRENCH FOR THE AMERICAN MARKET SOLD BY WM Y. McALLISTER CONTINENTAL LIMB HOUSEHOLD TYPE 'UNIVERSAL' OR 'HOUSEHOLD' WY McAllister Universal Household Microscope
c. 1880 FRENCH ---- MINIATURE COMPOUND CONTINENTAL STUDENT ----- Miniature French Coupound
1880 FRENCH C. VERICK CONTINENTAL MODEL NO. 7 VERICK NUMBER 7 Microscope
1880 FRENCH C. VERICK CONTINENTAL ---?-- VERICK Microscope
c. 1885 FRENCH FOR THE AMERICAN MARKET W.H. WALMSLEY (SELLER) LISTER LIMB 'HOUSEHOLD' Walmsley Household Microscope
c. 1885-1890 FRENCH, for the American Market Sold by J. W. Queen & Co. LISTER LIMB, HOUSEHOLD TYPE 'UNIVERSAL HOUSEHOLD' Queen Universal Household Microscope
c. 1890 FRENCH EDOURD LUTZ PORTABLE COMPOUND STUDENT MICROSCOPE 'Modéle des Ecoles primaires' Lutz Microscope
c. 1890 FRENCH (A) UNKNOWN INCLINING CONTINENTAL LIMB --?-- FRENCH INCLINING MICROSCOPE
1895 FRENCH MIRAND FILS, PARIS CONTINENTAL LIMB -------- Mirand Microscope
c.1900 FRENCH (A) DEYROLLE PORTABLE STUDENT CONTINENTAL LIMB 'Model A' Deyrolle MICROSCOPE
c.1900 FRENCH E. PILOT LISTER LIMB -----?----- Pilot MICROSCOPE
c.1900 AMERICAN, FRENCH MADE WILLIAMS, BROWN, AND EARLE LISTER LIMB STUDENT ? WBE MICROSCOPE
c.1st Qtr 20th C. FRENCH MADE --?-- LISTER LIMB HOUSEHOLD 'IMPROVED HOUSEHOLD MICROSCOPE' IMPROVED HOUSEHOLD MICROSCOPE
c. 2nd Qtr 20th C. FRENCH ----- COMPOUND PORTABLE POCKET MICROSCOPE 'UNIVERSAL MICROSCOPE' Universal Microscope
GERMAN (GERMANY)
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1850-1862 GERMAN OPTICAL INSTITUTE WETZLAR(A) CONTINENTAL MICROSCOPE ? Wetzlar Microscope
c. 1885 GERMAN (a) R. KRUGELSTEIN (A) C-LIMB LISTER LIMB -----?----- KRUGELSTEIN MICROSCOPE
c. 1890 GERMAN (a) PAUL WAECHTER (A) VERTICAL PILLAR CONTINENTAL STYLE 'STATIV IV MICROSCOPE' PAUL WAECHTER STATIV IV MICROSCOPE
c. 1890 GERMAN SEIBERT PARALLEL LINKAGE CONTINENTAL STYLE LARGE 'STATIV NO.2' SEIBERT NO 2 MICROSCOPE
c. 1900 GERMAN (a) R. KRUGELSTEIN C-LIMB LISTER LIMB -----?----- KRUGELSTEIN MICROSCOPE
1904 GERMAN F. W. SCHIECK CONTINENTAL LIMB 'TRICHINEN MIKROSKOPE' Schieck Trichinoscope
c. 1904-1924 GERMAN PAUL WAECHTER BOX MOUNTED TRICHINOSCOPE 'STAND Vb' Waechter Trichinoscope
c. 1907 GERMAN CARL ZEISS LISTER LIMB 'STAND 1b' Zeiss 1b
c. 1915 GERMAN EMIL BUSCH LARGE COMPOUND LISTER LIMB JUG-HANDLED MICROSCOPE UNKNOWN large Busch Microscope
c. 1915 GERMAN EMIL BUSCH SMALL COMPOUND LISTER LIMB MICROSCOPE UNKNOWN small Busch Microscope
c. 1928 GERMAN ZEISS COMPOUND PORTABLE 'SMALL MULLER SKIN MICROSCOPE' Zeiss Small Muller Skin Microscope with round foot
c. 1930 GERMAN ERNST LEITZ FOLDING PORTABLE COMPOUND MICROSCOPE 'MINOR 2' Leitz Minor Microscope
c. 1931 GERMAN ERNST LEITZ MODIFIED PORTABLE CAPILLARY SKIN MICROSCOPE 'LC' Leitz Skin Microscope
c. 1935 GERMAN ATCO PORTABLE ? ATCO Microscope
1938 GERMAN GOERZ MODIFIED PORTABLE LISTER LIMB 'ULTRA-LOMARA' Ultralomara Microscope
1940 GERMAN ERNST LEITZ LISTER LIMB PETROGRAPHIC OR POLARIZING 'Large Research Polarizing Microscope CM' Leitz Pol Microscope
IRISH (IRELAND)
c. 2nd Qtr 19th C. IRISH SPENCER & SON COMBINED COMPOUND & SIMPLE HANDHELD FIELD MICROSCOPE 'PORTE'S(?) FIELD MICROSCOPE' Spencer & Son Field Microscope
JAPANESE (JAPAN)
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c mid 1/3rd 20th C JAPANESE LUMEX POCKET ZOOM MICROSCOPE 'LUMEX-ZOOM' Lumex-Zoom Microscope
after 1962 JAPANESE TIYODA MCARTHUR TYPE MICROSCOPE 'VI OR VII' Tiyoda McArthur-type Microscope
c. 1880 JAPANESE NIKON McARTHUR-TYPE 'HP' NIKON HP
c 1972 JAPANESE SWIFT MCARTHUR TYPE PORTABLE MICROSCOPE 'FIELDMASTER' OR 'FM-31' Swift Fieldmaster Portable Microscope
POLISH (POLAND)
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. middle 1/3 20th C. POLISH P.Z.O. SUB-PORTABLE MICROSCOPE MIPRO Mipro by PZO
SCOTTISH (SCOTLAND)
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1865 SCOTTISH ANGUS HENDERSON CONTINENTAL STYLE ------------- Angus Henderson Microscope

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DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1886 AMERICAN ACME (JOHN W. SIDLE, for Queen & Co.) LISTER LIMB COMPOUND MICROSCOPE 'No. 4' ACME # 4 MICROSCOPE
c. 1935 GERMAN ATCO PORTABLE ? ATCO Microscope
B
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c.1900 ENGLISH CHARLES BAKER CO.. LISTER LIMB (NELSON-CURTIES DESIGN) 'NELSON NO. 2' Nelson Curties Baker MICROSCOPE
c.1922 ENGLISH CHARLES BAKER CO.. LISTER LIMB 'IMPROVED NATURE MICROSCOPE' Nature  MICROSCOPE
c. 4th QTR 19th C. FRENCH BARDOU & SON CONTINENTAL LIMB PORTABLE STUDENT MICROSCOPE ---- Bardou Microscope
1879-80 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB CONTINENTAL LIMB INVESTIGATOR Investigator microscope
c. 1887 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB LISTER LIMB 'MODEL' MICROSCOPE BAUSCH & 'MODEL' MICROSCOPE
c. 1887 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB COMPOUND PORTABLE MICROSCOPE WITH FOOT-TURNTABLE IMPROVED GRIFFITH CLUB MICROSCOPE Griffith Improved Club Microscope
c. 1887 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB WALE LIMB 'NEW STUDENT' MICROSCOPE BAUSCH & 'NEW STUDENT' WALE LIMB MICROSCOPE
c. 1890 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB LISTER LIMB 'LIBRARY' MICROSCOPE BAUSCH & 'LIBRARY' MICROSCOPE
1895 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB CONTINENTAL LIMB CCDS CCDS Microscope
1896 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB CONTINENTAL LIMB 'PHYSICIAN'S MICROSCOPE' Physician's Microscope
c. 1879-85 FRENCH MADE FOR THE AMERICAN MARKET R. & J. BECK(SELLER) LISTER LIMB, HOUSEHOLD TYPE HOUSEHOLD Beck Household microscope
c. 1880 ENGLISH R. & J. BECK CONTINENTAL LIMB ECONOMIC Beck Economic Model microscope
1881 ENGLISH R. & J. BECK LISTER LIMB 'IDEAL' MICROSCOPE Ideal Microscope
1923 ENGLISH R. & J. BECK Ltd FOLDING PORTABLE 'BABY LONDON MICROSCOPE' Baby London Microscope
c. 1850 FRENCH BERTRAND (A) POCKET DRUM FURNACE MICROSCOPE Bertrand Furnace Type Microscope
c. 1855 ENGLISH ALFRED BROOKS COMPOUND POCKET MICROSCOPE ------------- Brooks Microscope
c. 1887 ENGLISH JOHN BROWNING COMPOUND POCKET MICROSCOPE NEW POCKET MICROSCOPE Browning's New Pocket Microscope
c. 1882 AMERICAN W.H. BULLOCH LISTER LIMB CONGRESS STAND Bulloch Congress Microscope
1880 AMERICAN W.H. BULLOCH LISTER LIMB PROFESSIONAL Bulloch Professional Microscope
c. 1885 AMERICAN W. H. BULLOCH LISTER LIMB 'NEW STUDENT' Bulloch New Student Microscope
1891-95 AMERICAN E.B. MEYROWITZ/W.H. BULLOCH LISTER LIMB BACTERIOLOGICAL Bulloch BACTERIOLOGICAL
c. 1915 GERMAN EMIL BUSCH LARGE COMPOUND LISTER LIMB JUG-HANDLED MICROSCOPE UNKNOWN large Busch Microscope
c. 1915 GERMAN EMIL BUSCH SMALL COMPOUND LISTER LIMB MICROSCOPE UNKNOWN small Busch Microscope
C
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1835 ENGLISH CARY (A) CARY-GOULD GOULD'S IMPROVED COMPOUND POCKET MICROSCOPE Cary-gould Microscope
c. 1840 ENGLISH W. CARY CARY-GOULD UNKNOWN Cary-Gould Microscope on Leaded Base
c. 1840 ENGLISH CARY TRANSITIONAL ---------- Cary Achromatic microscope
c. 1855 FRENCH CHARLES CHEVALIER (A) ACHROMATIC PILLAR MICROSCOPE MICROSCOPE ACHROMATIQUE Chevalier Microscope
c. 1781 ENGLAND BENJAMIN COLE (II) CUFF-TYPE (COMPENDIUM) ---- cuff microscope
c. 1960 ENGLAND COOKE, TROUGHTON, & SIMS McARTHUR TYPE COOKE-McARTHUR cooke microscope
D
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
1886 AMERICAN C.X. DALTON LISTER LIMB BINOCULAR C.X. Dalton Binocular Microscope
c. 1850 ENGLISH J.B. DANCER LISTER LIMB ------------- J.B. Dancer Microscope
1875 ENGLISH J.B. DANCER(A) CLOTH INSPECTION MICROSCOPE ---- Dancer Cloth Microscope
1900 FRENCH (A) DEYROLLE (A) PORTABLE STUDENT CONTINENTAL LIMB 'Model A' Deyrolle MICROSCOPE
1st Qtr 19th C ENGLISH DOLLOND JONES MOST IMPROVED TYPE JONES MOST IMPROVED Large Jones Most-Improved Microscope
E
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1830 ENGLISH WM ELLIOT JONES MOST IMPROVED TYPE JONES MOST IMPROVED Small Jones Most-Improved Microscope
F
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1900 ENGLISH W. FAIRSERVICE (? maker) LISTER LIMB IN STYLE OF WATSON -----?----- Fairservice Microscope
c. 1870's ENGLISH FIELD & SON COMBINED DISSECTING & COMPOUND MICROSCOPE AND SLIDE-MAKING KIT NEW UNIVERSAL MOUNTING AND DISSECTING MICROSCOPE  Microscope
G
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
1938 GERMAN GOERZ MODIFIED PORTABLE LISTER LIMB 'ULTRA-LOMARA' Ultralomara Microscope
c. 1857 AMERICAN J & W. GRUNOW ACHROMATIC BAR LIMB MICROSCOPE 'No. 5' or 'OTHER LARGE STUDENT' model Grunow Microscope
c. 1874 AMERICAN J & W GRUNOW LISTER LIMB --??-- J & W Grunow Microscope
H
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1865 FRENCH EDMUND HARTNACK CONTINENTAL DOUBLE PILLAR STYLE ------------- Hartnack Double Pillar Microscope
c. 1865 FRENCH EDMUND HARTNACK DRUM MICROSCOPE, CASE-MOUNTED ------------- Hartnack Drum Microscope
c. 1865 SCOTTISH ANGUS HENDERSON CONTINENTAL STYLE ------------- Angus Henderson Microscope
I
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
J
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
K
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1885 GERMAN R. KRUGELSTEIN (A) C-LISTER LIMB -----?----- Krugelstein Microscope
c. 1900 GERMAN R. KRUGELSTEIN (A) C-LISTER LIMB -----?----- Krugelstein Microscope
c 1980's ENGLISH KIRK ENGINEERING MCARTHUR TYPE SURFACE INSPECTION AND METALLURICAL MICROSCOPE KIT '6005 AND 6006' McArthur Metallurical Microscope
c 1993 ENGLISH K.W. KIRK & SONS MCARTHUR MICROSCOPE (transmitted light version) 'KIRK-MCARTHUR' McArthur Microscope
L
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1890 FRENCH EDOURD LUTZ PORTABLE COMPOUND STUDENT MICROSCOPE 'Modéle des Ecoles primaires' Lutz Microscope
c. 1930 GERMAN ERNST LEITZ FOLDING PORTABLE COMPOUND MICROSCOPE 'MINOR 2' Leitz Minor Microscope
c. 1931 GERMAN ERNST LEITZ MODIFIED PORTABLE CAPILLARY SKIN MICROSCOPE 'LC' Leitz Skin Microscope
1940 GERMAN ERNST LEITZ LISTER LIMB PETROGRAPHIC OR POLARIZING 'Large Research Polarizing Microscope CM' Leitz Pol Microscope
c mid 1/3rd 20th C JAPANESE LUMEX POCKET ZOOM MICROSCOPE 'LUMEX-ZOOM' Lumex-Zoom Microscope
M
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1867-? AMERICAN T.H. McALLISTER LISTER LIMB HOUSEHOLD STYLE ------------- McAllister Household Microscope
1879-85 FRENCH FOR THE AMERICAN MARKET SOLD BY WM Y. McALLISTER CONTINENTAL LIMB HOUSEHOLD TYPE 'UNIVERSAL' OR 'HOUSEHOLD' WY McAllister Universal Household Microscope
1891-95 AMERICAN E.B. MEYROWITZ/W.H. BULLOCH LISTER LIMB BACTERIOLOGICAL Bulloch BACTERIOLOGICAL
1895 FRENCH MIRAND FILS, PARIS LISTER LIMB -------- Mirand Microscope
N
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1860 FRENCH NACHET ET FILS ACHROMATIC CONTINENTAL MICROSCOPE PETITE MODÈLE Nachet Petite Modèle Microscope
1875 FRENCH NACHET ET FILS CONTINENTAL LIMB DOUBLE PILLAR 'GRAND MODELE' Nachet Grand Microscope
c. 1860 FRENCH NACHET ET FILS DRUM OR MARTIN-TYPE MICROSCOPE GRAND MODÈLE ORDINAIRE Nachet Drum Microscope
c. 1880 ENGLISH F.M. NEWTON MARTIN MICROSCOPE & TELESCOPE ---------- F.M. NEWTON COMPENDIUM
c. 1880 JAPANESE NIKON McARTHUR-TYPE 'HP' NIKON HP
O
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
P
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 3rd Qtr 19th C. ENGLISH JAS. PARKES & SON LISTER LIMB --?-- Parkes
c. 1890 ENGLISH JAS. PARKES & SON BAR LIMB --?-- Parkes Inclining
c.1900 ENGLISH JAMES PARKES AND SON CONTINENTAL LIMB 'WORKER' Parkes and Son Microscope
c.1900 FRENCH E. PILOT LISTER LIMB -----?----- Pilot MICROSCOPE
1856 ENGLISH POWELL & LEALAND ACHROMATIC BAR LIMB MICROSCOPE 'IMPROVED FIRST CLASS NO. 1' model POWELL AND LEALAND FIRST CLASS Microscope
c. middle 1/3 20th C. POLISH P.Z.O. SUB-PORTABLE MICROSCOPE MIPRO Mipro by PZO
Q
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1885-1890 FRENCH, for the American Market Sold by J. W. Queen & Co. LISTER LIMB, HOUSEHOLD TYPE 'UNIVERSAL HOUSEHOLD' Queen Universal Household Microscope
R
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
1880 ENGLISH ROSS BAR LIMB 1861 EXHIBITION MICROSCOPE Ross Exhibition Microscope
c. 1880 ENGLISH ROSS LISTER/JACKSON LIMB ROSS ZENTMAYER No. 3 PATENT BINOCULAR MICROSCOPE ROSS ZENTMAYER No. 3 PATENT BINOCULAR MICROSCOPE
c. 1885 ENGLISH ROSS ROSS-ZENTMAYER LISTER LIMB 'ROSS-ZENTMAYER No. 3 PATENT MICROSCOPE' Ross-Zentmayer Microscope
S
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
1904 GERMAN F. W. SCHIECK CONTINENTAL LIMB 'TRICHINEN MIKROSKOPE' Schieck Trichinoscope
c 1970 ENGLISH SCIENTIFIC OPTICS LTD MCARTHUR MICROSCOPE 'OPEN UNIVERSITY MODEL' Open University McArthur Microscope
c 1975's ENGLISH SCIENTIFIC OPTICS LTD POLARIZING MCARTHUR MICROSCOPE 'OPEN UNIVERSITY MODEL POLARIZED LIGHT VERSION' OU McArthur Pole  Microscope
c. 1886 AMERICAN JOHN W. SIDLE (ACME), for Queen & Co.) LISTER LIMB COMPOUND MICROSCOPE 'No. 4' ACME # 4 MICROSCOPE
c. 1890 GERMAN SEIBERT PARALLEL LINKAGE CONTINENTAL STYLE LARGE 'STATIV NO.2' SEIBERT NO 2 MICROSCOPE
1840 ENGLISH JAMES SMITH LISTER LIMB LARGE BEST James Smith's Large Best microscope
c. 1850 FRENCH J.B. SOLEIL POCKET POCKET MICROSCOPE J.B. Soleil Pocket Microscope
c. 1850 FRENCH SOLEIL (A) POCKET POCKET MICROSCOPE J.B. Soleil Pocket Microscope
c. 1850 FRENCH J.B. SOLEIL POCKET MICROSCOPE ON STAND POCKET MICROSCOPE J.B. Soleil Pocket Microscope on Stand
c. 1851 FRENCH SOLEIL ----- ------- Soleil Microscope
c. 2nd Qtr 19th C. IRISH SPENCER & SON COMBINED COMPOUND & SIMPLE HANDHELD FIELD MICROSCOPE 'PORTE'S(?) FIELD MICROSCOPE' Spencer & Son Field Microscope
c.1902 AMERICAN SPENCER LENS CO. CONTINENTAL LIMB 'NUMBER 1 MICROSCOPE' spencer number one MICROSCOPE
c. 1917 AMERICAN SPENCER FOLDING PORTABLE COMPOUND LISTER LIMB MICROSCOPE 60H Spencer Folding Compound Portable Microscope
c. 1925 AMERICAN SPENCER POCKET PORTABLE MICROSCOPE 'REAL PORTABLE OR NO. 75' Spencer Pocket Microscope
c. 1895 ENGLISH SWIFT & SONS LISTER/CONTINENTAL LIMB WITH P & L TRIPOD FOOT 'NEW HISTOLOGICAL & PHYSIOLOGICAL NEW HISTOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL Microscope
c.1900 ENGLISH JAMES SWIFT AND SON WALE LIMB -------- Swift Wales Limb Microscope
c.1902 ENGLISH J. SWIFT & SON LISTER LIMB 'BACTERIOLOGICAL MICROSCOPE' Swift Bacteriological Model
c.1900-1910 ENGLISH SWIFT & SONS WALE LIMB 'PARAGON Paragon Microscope
c.1900-1910 ENGLISH SWIFT & SONS PETROGRAPHIC MICROSCOPE DICK MODEL Dick Microscope
c. 2nd Qtr 20th C. ENGLISH JAMES SWIFT & SON COMPOUND WALE LIMB POLARIZING MICROSCOPE 'SYMPOSIUM MICROSCOPE' Swift Symposium Microscope
T
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
after 1962 JAPANESE TIYODA MCARTHUR TYPE MICROSCOPE 'VI OR VII' Tiyoda McArthur-type Microscope
1880 AMERICAN R. B. TOLLES LISTER LIMB STUDENT Tolles Student Microscope
U
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
V
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
1880 FRENCH C. VERICK CONTINENTAL MODEL NO. 7 VERICK NUMBER 7 Microscope
1880 FRENCH C. VERICK CONTINENTAL ---?-- VERICK Microscope
W
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1890 GERMAN (a) PAUL WAECHTER (A) VERTICAL PILLAR CONTINENTAL STYLE 'STATIV IV MICROSCOPE' PAUL WAECHTER STATIV IV MICROSCOPE
c. 1904-1924 GERMAN PAUL WAECHTER BOX MOUNTED TRICHINOSCOPE 'STAND Vb' Waechter Trichinoscope
1877 AMERICAN GEORGE WALE CONTINENTAL LIMB -------- Geo Wale Prize Microscope
1878-80 AMERICAN GEORGE WALE WALE LIMB MICROSCOPE 'NEW WORKING MICROSCOPE' Wale's Microscope
c. 1885 FRENCH FOR THE AMERICAN MARKET W.H. WALMSLEY (SELLER) LISTER LIMB 'HOUSEHOLD' Walmsley Household Microscope
1893 ENGLISH WATSON & SONS LISTER LIMB 'EDINBURGH B' Edinburgh B Microscope
1910 ENGLISH WATSON & SONS LISTER LIMB 'CIRCUIT STAGE VAN HEURCK' gvh
1910 ENGLISH WATSON & SONS LISTER LIMB ' GRAND VAN HEURCK' gvh
c. 1915 ENGLISH WATSON COMPOUND LISTER LIMB MICROSCOPE FRAM fram Microscope
c. 1918 ENGLISH WATSON COMPOUND LISTER LIMB MICROSCOPE EDINBURGH H STUDENT Edinburgh H Microscope
1930 ENGLISH W. WATSON & SONS Ltd LISTER LIMB 'ROYAL MICROSCOPE' Royal Microscope
c.1900 AMERICAN, FRENCH MADE WILLIAMS, BROWN, AND EARLE LISTER LIMB STUDENT ? WBE MICROSCOPE
c. 1927-28 AMERICAN WOLLENSAK COMPOUND PORTABLE '100 POWER' Wollensak 100X Microscope with round foot
c. 1927-8 AMERICAN (a) WOLLENSAK (A) COMPOUND PORTABLE '250 POWER' Wollensak 250X Microscope with round foot
c. 1927-8 AMERICAN (a) WOLLENSAK (A) COMPOUND PORTABLE '250 POWER' with U-shaped stage clip Wollensak 250X Microscope with round foot and U-shaped stage clip
c. 1927-8 AMERICAN WOLLENSAK COMPOUND PORTABLE '250 POWER BIO-SCOPE' Wollensak 250X Bio-scope Microscope with round foot
c. 1930-39 AMERICAN WOLLENSAK COMPOUND PORTABLE '100 POWER' (newer version) Wollensak 100X Microscope with rack and pinion focusing and horseshoe foot
c. 1930-39 AMERICAN WOLLENSAK COMPOUND PORTABLE '150 POWER' Wollensak 150X Microscope with rack and pinion focusing and horseshoe foot
c. 1930-39 AMERICAN WOLLENSAK COMPOUND PORTABLE '350 POWER' Wollensak 350X Microscope
c. 1930-39 AMERICAN WOLLENSAK COMPOUND PORTABLE '425 POWER' Wollensak 425X Microscope
c. 1930-39 AMERICAN WOLLENSAK COMPOUND PORTABLE '425 POWER' Polarizing Wollensak 425X Polarizing Microscope
c.1900 AMERICAN, FRENCH MADE? F. W. WOOLWORTH ?. LISTER LIMB STUDENT 'UNIVERSAL HOUSEHOLD MICROSCOPE' FWW UNIVERSAL HOUSEHOLD MICROSCOPE
XYZ
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1907 GERMAN CARL ZEISS LISTER LIMB 'STAND 1b' Zeiss 1b
c. 1928 GERMAN ZEISS COMPOUND PORTABLE 'SMALL MULLER SKIN MICROSCOPE' Zeiss Small Muller Skin Microscope with round foot
c. 1865 AMERICAN JOSEPH ZENTMAYER LISTER LIMB DOUBLE PILLAR GRAND AMERICAN Zentmayer Grand American Microscope
c. 1897 AMERICAN J. ZENTMAYER LISTER LIMB 'AMERICAN COLUMBIAN' Zentmayer American Columbian MICROSCOPE



MICROSCOPES BY TYPE
Note that this classification is based on traditional categories, but is somewhat arbitrary.
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TYPES: BAR-LIMB...CARY-GOULD... CONTINENTAL... CUFF TYPE... DRUM OR MARTIN-TYPE MICROSCOPES... JONES MOST IMPROVED... LISTER LIMB... McARTHUR TYPES... POCKET MICROSOCOPES(NO STAND)... POCKET MICROSCOPES/STAND... PORTABLE MICROSCOPES... TRICHINASCOPES... TRIPOD MICROSCOPES... WALE LIMB MICROSCOPES... SKIN CAPILLARY MICROSCOPES... PETROGRAPHIC MICROSCOPES
BAR-LIMB
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
1856 ENGLISH POWELL & LEALAND ACHROMATIC BAR LIMB MICROSCOPE 'IMPROVED FIRST CLASS NO. 1' model POWELL AND LEALAND FIRST CLASS Microscope
c. 1857 AMERICAN J & W. GRUNOW ACHROMATIC BAR LIMB MICROSCOPE 'No. 5' or 'OTHER LARGE STUDENT' model Grunow Microscope
c. 1870's ENGLISH FIELD & SON COMBINED DISSECTING & COMPOUND BAR LIMB MICROSCOPE AND SLIDE-MAKING KIT NEW UNIVERSAL MOUNTING AND DISSECTING MICROSCOPE  Microscope
1880 ENGLISH ROSS BAR LIMB 1861 EXHIBITION MICROSCOPE Ross Exhibition Microscope
c. 1890 ENGLISH JAS. PARKES & SON BAR LIMB --?-- Parkes Inclining
CARY-GOULD TYPE
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 2nd Qtr 19th C. IRISH SPENCER & SON CARY-GOULD COMBINED SIMPLE AND COMPOUND HANDHELD FIELD MICROSCOPE 'XXXX FIELD MICROSCOPE' Field Microscope
c. 1835 ENGLISH CARY (A) CARY-GOULD GOULD'S IMPROVED COMPOUND POCKET MICROSCOPE Cary-gould Microscope
c. 1840 ENGLISH UNKNOWN CARY-GOULD IMPROVED COMPOUND AND SIMPLE POCKET MICROSCOPE Cary-Gould Medium Sized Microscope
c. 1840 ENGLISH W. CARY CARY-GOULD UNKNOWN Cary-Gould Microscope on Leaded Base
CONTINENTAL TYPE
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1850-1862 GERMAN OPTICAL INSTITUTE WETZLAR(A) CONTINENTAL MICROSCOPE ? Wetzlar Microscope
c. 1860 FRENCH NACHET ET FILS ACHROMATIC CONTINENTAL MICROSCOPE PETITE MODÈLE Nachet Petite Modèle Microscope
c. 1865 SCOTTISH ANGUS HENDERSON CONTINENTAL STYLE ------------- Angus Henderson Microscope
1875 FRENCH NACHET ET FILS CONTINENTAL LIMB DOUBLE PILLAR 'GRAND MODELE' Nachet Grand Microscope
c. 1870's FRENCH --?-- MINIATURE PORTABLE STUDENT CONTINENTAL LIMB -------------  Microscope
c. 4th QTR 19th C. FRENCH BARDOU & SON CONTINENTAL LIMB PORTABLE STUDENT MICROSCOPE ---- Bardou Microscope
1879-80 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB CONTINENTAL LIMB INVESTIGATOR Investigator microscope
1879-85 FRENCH FOR THE AMERICAN MARKET SOLD BY WM Y. McALLISTER CONTINENTAL LIMB HOUSEHOLD TYPE 'UNIVERSAL' OR 'HOUSEHOLD' WY McAllister Universal Household Microscope
c. 1880 ENGLISH R. & J. BECK CONTINENTAL LIMB ECONOMIC Beck Economic Model microscope
1880 FRENCH C. VERICK CONTINENTAL MODEL NO. 7 VERICK NUMBER 7 Microscope
1880 FRENCH C. VERICK CONTINENTAL ---?-- VERICK Microscope
c. 1890 FRENCH (A) UNKNOWN INCLINING CONTINENTAL LIMB --?-- FRENCH INCLINING MICROSCOPE
c. 1890 GERMAN SEIBERT PARALLEL LINKAGE CONTINENTAL STYLE LARGE'STATIV NO.2' SEIBERT NO 2 MICROSCOPE
1895 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB CONTINENTAL LIMB CCDS CCDS Microscope
1896 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB CONTINENTAL LIMB 'PHYSICIAN'S MICROSCOPE' Physician's Microscope
1895 FRENCH MIRAND FILS, PARIS CONTINENTAL LIMB -------- Mirand Microscope
c.1900 FRENCH (A) DEYROLLE PORTABLE STUDENT CONTINENTAL LIMB 'Model A' Deyrolle MICROSCOPE
c.1900 ENGLISH JAMES PARKES AND SON CONTINENTAL LIMB ------ Parkes and Son Microscope
c.1902 AMERICAN SPENCER LENS CO. CONTINENTAL LIMB 'NUMBER 1 MICROSCOPE' spencer number one MICROSCOPE
CUFF-TYPE
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1781 ENGLAND BENJAMIN COLE (II) CUFF-TYPE (COMPENDIUM) ---- cuff microscope
DRUM OR MARTIN-TYPE MICROSCOPES
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1850 ENGLISH -------- DRUM MICROSCOPE, LARGE TYPE, RACK & PINION FOCUSING 'LARGE IMPROVED COMPOUND MICROSCOPE' Large English Rack & Pinion Drum Microscope
c. 1850 FRENCH BERTRAND (A) POCKET DRUM FURNACE MICROSCOPE Bertrand Furnace Type Microscope
c. 1860 FRENCH NACHET ET FILS DRUM OR MARTIN-TYPE MICROSCOPE GRAND MODÈLE ORDINAIRE Nachet Drum Microscope
c. 1865 FRENCH EDMUND HARTNACK DRUM MICROSCOPE, CASE- MOUNTED ------------- Hartnack Drum Microscope
c. 1880 ENGLISH F.M. NEWTON MARTIN MICROSCOPE & TELESCOPE ---------- F.M. NEWTON COMPENDIUM
c. 1928 GERMAN ZEISS COMPOUND PORTABLE DRUM 'SMALL MULLER SKIN MICROSCOPE' Zeiss Small Muller Skin Microscope with round foot
JONES MOST-IMPROVED-TYPE
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
1st Qtr 19th C ENGLISH DOLLOND JONES MOST IMPROVED TYPE JONES MOST IMPROVED Large Jones Most-Improved Microscope
c. 1830 ENGLISH WM ELLIOT JONES MOST IMPROVED TYPE JONES MOST IMPROVED Small Jones Most-Improved Microscope
LISTER-LIMB MICROSCOPES
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
1840 ENGLISH JAMES SMITH LISTER LIMB LARGE BEST James Smith's Large Best microscope
c. 3rd Qtr 19th C. ENGLISH JAS. PARKES & SON LISTER LIMB --?-- Parkes
c. 1865 AMERICAN JOSEPH ZENTMAYER LISTER LIMB DOUBLE PILLAR GRAND AMERICAN Zentmayer Grand American Microscope
c. 1867-? AMERICAN T.H. McALLISTER LISTER LIMB HOUSEHOLD STYLE ------------- McAllister Household Microscope
c. 1874 AMERICAN J & W GRUNOW LISTER LIMB -??-- J & W Grunow Microscope
c. 1879-85 FRENCH MADE FOR THE AMERICAN MARKET R. & J. BECK(SELLER) LISTER LIMB, HOUSEHOLD TYPE HOUSEHOLD Beck Household microscope
c. 1880 ENGLISH ROSS LISTER/JACKSON LIMB ROSS ZENTMAYER No. 3 PATENT BINOCULAR MICROSCOPE ROSS ZENTMAYER No. 3 PATENT BINOCULAR MICROSCOPE
1880 AMERICAN W.H. BULLOCH LISTER LIMB PROFESSIONAL Bulloch Professional Microscope
1880 AMERICAN R. B. TOLLES LISTER LIMB STUDENT Tolles Student Microscope
1881 ENGLISH R. & J. BECK LISTER LIMB 'IDEAL' MICROSCOPE Ideal Microscope
c. 1882 AMERICAN W.H. BULLOCH LISTER LIMB CONGRESS STAND Bulloch Congress Microscope
c. 1885 AMERICAN W.H. BULLOCH LISTER/CONTINENTAL LIMB NEW STUDENT STAND Bulloch New Student Microscope
c. 1885 FRENCH FOR THE AMERICAN MARKET W.H. WALMSLEY (SELLER) LISTER LIMB 'HOUSEHOLD' Walmsley Household Microscope
c. 1885 GERMAN R.KRUGELSTEIN (A) C-LISTER LIMB -----?----- Krugelstein Microscope
c. 1885 ENGLISH ROSS ROSS-ZENTMAYER LISTER LIMB 'ROSS-ZENTMAYER No. 3 PATENT MICROSCOPE' Ross-Zentmayer Microscope
c. 1885-1890 FRENCH, for the American Market Sold by J. W. Queen & Co. LISTER LIMB, HOUSEHOLD TYPE 'UNIVERSAL HOUSEHOLD' Queen Universal Household Microscope
c. 1886 AMERICAN JOHN W. SIDLE (ACME), for Queen & Co.) LISTER LIMB COMPOUND MICROSCOPE 'No. 4' ACME # 4 MICROSCOPE
1886 AMERICAN C.X. DALTON LISTER LIMB BINOCULAR C.X. Dalton Binocular Microscope
c. 1887 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB LISTER LIMB 'MODEL' MICROSCOPE BAUSCH & 'MODEL' MICROSCOPE
c. 1890 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB LISTER LIMB 'LIBRARY' MICROSCOPE BAUSCH & 'LIBRARY' MICROSCOPE
1891-95 AMERICAN E.B. MEYROWITZ/W.H. BULLOCH LISTER LIMB BACTERIOLOGICAL Bulloch BACTERIOLOGICAL
1893 ENGLISH WATSON & SONS LISTER LIMB 'EDINBURGH B' Edinburgh B Microscope
c. 1895 ENGLISH SWIFT & SONS LISTER/CONTINENTAL LIMB WITH P & L TRIPOD FOOT 'NEW HISTOLOGICAL & PHYSIOLOGICAL NEW HISTOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL Microscope
c. 1897 AMERICAN J. ZENTMAYER LISTER LIMB MICROSCOPE 'AMERICAN COLUMBIAN' Zentmayer American Columbian MICROSCOPE
c.1900 FRENCH E. PILOT LISTER LIMB -----?----- Pilot MICROSCOPE
c. 1900 GERMAN R.KRUGELSTEIN C-LISTER LIMB -----?----- Krugelstein Microscope
c.1900 ENGLISH CHARLES BAKER CO.. LISTER LIMB (NELSON-CURTIES DESIGN) 'NELSON NO. 2' Nelson Curties Baker MICROSCOPE
c.1900 AMERICAN, FRENCH MADE WILLIAMS, BROWN, AND EARLE LISTER LIMB STUDENT/HOUSEHOLD ? WBE MICROSCOPE
c.1902 ENGLISH J. SWIFT & SON LISTER LIMB 'BACTERIOLOGICAL MICROSCOPE' Swift Bacteriological Model
c.1st Qtr 20th C. FRENCH MADE --?-- LISTER LIMB HOUSEHOLD 'IMPROVED HOUSEHOLD MICROSCOPE' IMPROVED HOUSEHOLD MICROSCOPE
c. 1907 GERMAN CARL ZEISS LISTER LIMB 'STAND 1b' Zeiss 1b
c. 1910 ENGLISH WATSON & SONS LTD LARGE COMPOUND LISTER LIMB TRIPOD FOOT MICROSCOPE 'CIRCUIT STAGE VAN HEURCK' Grand Van Heurck Microscope
c. 1910 ENGLISH WATSON & SONS LTD LARGE COMPOUND LISTER LIMB TRIPOD FOOT MICROSCOPE 'GRAND VAN HEURCK' Grand Van Heurck Microscope
c. 1915 GERMAN EMIL BUSCH LARGE COMPOUND LISTER LIMB JUG-HANDLED MICROSCOPE UNKNOWN large Busch Microscope
c. 1915 GERMAN EMIL BUSCH SMALL COMPOUND LISTER LIMB MICROSCOPE UNKNOWN small Busch Microscope
c. 1915 ENGLISH WATSON COMPOUND LISTER LIMB MICROSCOPE FRAM fram Microscope
c. 1918 ENGLISH WATSON COMPOUND LISTER LIMB MICROSCOPE EDINBURGH H STUDENT Edinburgh H Microscope
1930 ENGLISH W. WATSON & SONS Ltd LISTER LIMB 'ROYAL MICROSCOPE' Royal Microscope
1940 GERMAN ERNST LEITZ LISTER (JACKSON) LIMB PETROGRAPHIC OR POLARIZING 'Large Research Polarizing Microscope CM' Leitz Pol Microscope
McARTHUR-TYPE AND SIMILAR FOLDED-OPTICS POCKET MICROSCOPES
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c 1960 ENGLISH COOKE, TROUGHTON, & SIMMS MCARTHUR MICROSCOPE 'COOKE-MCARTHUR' Cooke-McArthur Microscope
after 1962 JAPANESE TIYODA MCARTHUR TYPE MICROSCOPE 'VI OR VII' Tiyoda McArthur-type Microscope
c. 1968 JAPANESE NIKON MCARTHUR TYPE MICROSCOPE 'HP' NIKON HP McArthur-type Microscope
c 1970 ENGLISH SCIENTIFIC OPTICS LTD MCARTHUR MICROSCOPE 'OPEN UNIVERSITY MODEL' Open University McArthur Microscope
c 1972 CHINESE TAI YUAN OPTICAL FOLDED OPTICS PORTABLE MICROSCOPE 'TWX-1' Tiyoda Portable Microscope
c 1972 JAPANESE SWIFT MCARTHUR TYPE PORTABLE MICROSCOPE 'FIELDMASTER' OR 'FM-31' Swift Fieldmaster Portable Microscope
c 1975's ENGLISH SCIENTIFIC OPTICS LTD POLARIZING MCARTHUR MICROSCOPE 'OPEN UNIVERSITY MODEL POLARIZED LIGHT VERSION' OU McArthur Pole  Microscope
c 1980's ENGLISH K.W. KIRK & SONS MCARTHUR MICROSCOPE (Engineering version for surface and metallurgical use) '6005 and 6006' Kirk McArthur Metallurgical  Microscope
c 1993 ENGLISH K.W. KIRK & SONS MCARTHUR MICROSCOPE 'KIRK-MCARTHUR' Open University McArthur Microscope
after 1990 AMERICAN MEADE FOLDED OPTICS PORTABLE MICROSCOPE 'READIVIEW' Readiview Portable Microscope
PETROGRAPHIC MICROSCOPES
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c.1900-1910 ENGLISH SWIFT & SONS PETROGRAPHIC MICROSCOPE DICK MODEL Dick Microscope
1940 GERMAN ERNST LEITZ LISTER (JACKSON) LIMB PETROGRAPHIC OR POLARIZING 'Large Research Polarizing Microscope CM' Leitz Pol Microscope
POCKET MICROSCOPES WITHOUT A BASE OR STAND
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 2nd Qtr 19th C. IRISH SPENCER & SON CARY-GOULD COMBINED SIMPLE AND COMPOUND HANDHELD FIELD MICROSCOPE 'PORTE'S FIELD MICROSCOPE' Field Microscope
c. 1850 FRENCH J.B. SOLEIL POCKET POCKET MICROSCOPE J.B. Soleil Pocket Microscope
c. 1850 FRENCH SOLEIL (A) POCKET POCKET MICROSCOPE J.B. Soleil Pocket Microscope
c mid 1/3rd 20th C JAPANESE LUMEX POCKET ZOOM MICROSCOPE 'LUMEX-ZOOM' Lumex-Zoom Microscope
POCKET MICROSCOPES WITH A BASE OR STAND
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1850 FRENCH J.B. SOLEIL POCKET MICROSCOPE ON STAND POCKET MICROSCOPE J.B. Soleil Pocket Microscope on Stand
c. 1855 ENGLISH ALFRED BROOKS COMPOUND POCKET MICROSCOPE ------------- Brooks Microscope
c. 1870's FRENCH --?-- MINIATURE PORTABLE STUDENT CONTINENTAL LIMB -------------  Microscope
c. 1880 FRENCH ---- MINIATURE PORTABLE COMPOUND CONTINENTAL STUDENT ----- Miniature French Coupound
c. last 1/3 19th C. FRENCH (A) --?-- MINIATURE POCKET CONTINENTAL COMPOUND MICROSCOPE ------------- Miniature French Compound  Microscope
c. 1887 ENGLISH JOHN BROWNING COMPOUND POCKET MICROSCOPE NEW POCKET MICROSCOPE Browning's New Pocket Microscope
1923 ENGLISH R. & J. BECK Ltd FOLDING PORTABLE/POCKET 'BABY LONDON MICROSCOPE' Baby London Microscope
c. 1925 AMERICAN SPENCER POCKET PORTABLE MICROSCOPE 'REAL PORTABLE OR NO. 75' Spencer Pocket Microscope
c. 2nd Qtr 20th C. FRENCH ----- COMPOUND PORTABLE POCKET MICROSCOPE ON STAND 'UNIVERSAL MICROSCOPE' Universal Microscope
PORTABLE MICROSCOPES (NOT FITTING IN A 'POCKET')
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1851 FRENCH SOLEIL PORTABLE OR TABLE MODEL ------- Soleil Microscope
c. 1855 FRENCH CHARLES CHEVALIER (A) PORTABLE PILLAR MICROSCOPE MICROSCOPE ACHROMATIQUE Chevalier Microscope
c. 1870'S FRENCH (A) --?-- SMALL CONTINENTAL COMPOUND STUDENT MICROSCOPE ------------- Small French Compound   Microscope
c. 4th QTR 19th C. FRENCH BARDOU & SON CONTINENTAL LIMB PORTABLE STUDENT MICROSCOPE ---- Bardou Microscope
c. 1887 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB COMPOUND PORTABLE MICROSCOPE WITH FOOT-TURNTABLE IMPROVED GRIFFITH CLUB MICROSCOPE Griffith Improved Club Microscope
c. 1890 FRENCH EDOURD LUTZ PORTABLE CONTINENTAL COMPOUND STUDENT MICROSCOPE 'Modéle des Ecoles primaires' Lutz Microscope
1895 FRENCH MIRAND FILS, PARIS CONTINENTAL LIMB PORTABLE -------- mirand
1900 FRENCH (A) DEYROLLE (A) PORTABLE STUDENT CONTINENTAL LIMB 'Model A' Deyrolle MICROSCOPE
1900 FRENCH FOR AMERICAN MARKET? SOLD BY F.W.W. (WOOLWORTH?) PORTABLE LISTER LIMB 'UNIVERSAL HOUSEHOLD MICROSCOPE' F.W.W. UNIVERSAL HOUSEHOLD Microscope
c. 1917 AMERICAN SPENCER FOLDING PORTABLE COMPOUND LISTER LIMB MICROSCOPE 60H Spencer Folding Compound Portable Microscope
c. 1920 AMERICAN --?-- PORTABLE WATCHMAKER'S MICROSCOPE 'COMBINED MICROSCOPE AND OBJECT HOLDER' or 'WATCHMAKER'S DOCUMENT MICROSCOPE' Watchmaker's Microscope
c.1922 ENGLISH CHARLES BAKER CO.. LISTER LIMB PORTABLE 'IMPROVED NATURE MICROSCOPE' Nature  MICROSCOPE
c. 1928 GERMAN ZEISS COMPOUND PORTABLE DRUM 'SMALL MULLER SKIN MICROSCOPE' Zeiss Small Muller Skin Microscope with round foot
c. 1930 GERMAN ERNST LEITZ FOLDING PORTABLE COMPOUND MICROSCOPE 'MINOR 2' Leitz Minor Microscope
c. 1935 GERMAN ATCO PORTABLE ? ATCO Microscope
1938 GERMAN GOERZ MODIFIED PORTABLE LISTER LIMB 'ULTRA-LOMARA' Ultralomara Microscope
c. middle 1/3 20th C. POLISH P.Z.O. SUB-PORTABLE MICROSCOPE MIPRO Mipro by PZO
TRICHINASCOPES
1904 GERMAN F. W. SCHIECK CONTINENTAL LIMB TRICHINOSCOPE 'TRICHINEN MIKROSKOPE' Schieck Trichinoscope
c. 1904-1924 GERMAN PAUL WAECHTER BOX MOUNTED TRICHINOSCOPE 'STAND Vb' Waechter Trichinoscope
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
TRIPOD MICROSCOPES
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
WALE LIMB
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
1878-80 AMERICAN GEO WALE WALE LIMB 'NEW WORKING MICROSCOPE' Wale's Microscope
c. 1887 AMERICAN BAUSCH & LOMB WALE LIMB 'NEW STUDENT' MICROSCOPE BAUSCH & 'NEW STUDENT' WALE LIMB MICROSCOPE
c.1900 ENGLISH JAMES SWIFT AND SON WALE LIMB -------- Swift Wales Limb Microscope
c.1900-1910 ENGLISH SWIFT & SONS WALE LIMB 'PARAGON Paragon Microscope
c. 2nd Qtr 20th C. ENGLISH JAMES SWIFT & SON WALE LIMB POLARIZING MICROSCOPE 'SYMPOSIUM MICROSCOPE' Swift Symposium Microscope
CAPILLARY SKIN
DATE COUNTRY ORIGIN MAKER TYPE MODEL IMAGES
c. 1928 GERMAN ZEISS MODIFIED COMPOUND PORTABLE DRUM 'SMALL MULLER SKIN MICROSCOPE' Zeiss Small Muller Skin Microscope with round foot
c. 1931 GERMAN ERNST LEITZ MODIFIED PORTABLE CAPILLARY SKIN MICROSCOPE 'LC' Leitz Skin Microscope