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Microscopes: Broadsides

An introduction to researching the history of optical microscopes at the Rakow Research Library. More information can be found by searching our online catalog or by contacting a reference librarian through our Ask a Librarian service

Broadsides and Advertisements

[Broadside announcing lectures on astronomy by Mr. Rogers]. Stamford: Newcomb and Son, printers, 1830. 1 sheet. Lectures held at the Assembly-Room, Stamford, Sept. 15-16, 1830. Note: "Illustrated by the new dioramic orrery." "Mr. R. will introduce various illustrations of vegetable physiology, in his newly-invented grand lucernal microscope." BIB67580. (image to the right)

   Location: Secured Stacks - Flat Files Unit 11, Drawer 9

Splendid exhibition of the oxygen hydrogen and lucernal microscopes [broadside] : at the Mechanics' Institute, Charlotte-street, Hull. Hull, England : Goddard and Brown, 1837. 1 broadside. Note: Advertisement promises microscope with capacity for magnifying power of "three millions, by which the most minute and beautiful objects of nature are splendidly projected on an immense disc, pleasing, brilliant, and distinct." BIB146188. (Image to the right)

  Linked Resources:  Click here to view digital content: http://exhibitdb.cmog.org/opacimages/PDFs/Documents/Rakow_1000158600.pdf

  Location: Secured Stacks - Art Box Storage - Print Collection, Print box B-1

[George Willdey's Great toy, spectacle and print shop] [advertisement]. [London]: J. Cluer, [1726-1731]. 1 advertisement. Notes: Advertisement for George Willdey's wholesale and retail shop. Images featured in upper half of advertisement including two male figures atop platform, one looking through telescope. Below the two men are other figures, scientific apparatus, instruments, and items of material culture. Spectacles featured at left. Below are columns of text, some in French. "Receipt of year 1730 or 1731" written in ink on verso. BIB146190. (image to the right)

  Linked Resources:  Click here to view digital content http://exhibitdb.cmog.org/opacimages/PDFs/Documents/Rakow_1000158601.pdf

  Location: Secured Stacks - Art Box Storage - Print Collection, Print box B-1, print no. 515

Broadsides in the Rakow Library relating to microscopes