Gould-type microscope, London, England, 1820-1850
This microscope was developed between 1820 and 1827 by Charles Gould, an English microscope maker, and was first described in a catalogue in 1827. It is a portable microscope which can be folded into its box. The box also contains extra lenses, ivory specimen slides, forceps and a knife for mounting, and an aquatic box used to study objects in water. It is also known as a Cary-Gould microscope, referring to the fact that Gould was an apprentice to William Cary (1759-1825), another optical instrument maker, during the time this microscope was designed. This microscope was made by Dolland, a family run scientific instrument making business.
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