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Ellis or Gould Type Naturalist's (Aquatic) Microscope

Identifier: LL02.48.02.07
This type of portable, box mounted simple microscope that uses one to three lenses was commonly used in the field to examine insects, plants and aquatic life. Charles Darwin carried a similar one on his voyages and used it for his studies of barnacles. This one has a live box for examining small animals and aquatic life. This microscope was manufactured in the first half of the 19th century. more...