Museum of MicroscopyMoleculars Expressions' comprehensive Museum of Microscopy features over 300 microscopes ranging from sixteenth century Dutch designs through the magnificent microscopes of eighteenth and nineteenth century Europe to the latest models available today.
Nikon's Museum of MicroscopyFrom the first brass microscope in the early 1900s to the ergonomic designs of the the 1990s.
American ArtifactsFamous for his large aperture immersion objectives, Tolles also produced fine microscopes.
Antony van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723)
Robert Hooke (1635-1703)
Antique Microscopes, Globes and TelescopesThis site contains photographs and descriptions of instruments that display a high degree of aesthetic in their design, and an overall excellence in their performance. These machines reflect the high points of analog systems, and cover areas in science, exploration, astronomy, communication, measurement, and sports (even scientists have to play). One example of such an instrument would be the compound light microscope. The microscope, a
Antique Brass MicroscopesThis site highlights a collection of antique brass microscopes dating from the late 18th to early 20th centuries. There you will find many photos and articles about antique microscopes.
Microscope-Related United States Patents: 1853-1915Microscope-Related United States Patents. Patents can be downloaded.
Golub CollectionA selection of historically significant antique microscopes from the 18th and 19th centuries generously donated to the University of California, Berkeley by Orville J. Golub, Ph.D., '44, and Ellina Marx Golub, B.A., '39.
Authors: Steven Ruzin