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Ross research microscope, London, England, 1871-1900

Andrew Ross was a famous microscope maker who helped found the Microscopical Society of London (later the Royal Microscopical Society). This compound microscope by the Ross family of microscope makers had the Schröeder fine adjustment added to it in 1888. Ross’s company continued after his death under the leadership of his son.

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A56496 Pt1

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