Leeuwenhoek Microscope

Illustration

Mark Cartwright
by Science Museum, London
published on 20 October 2023
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A model of a microscope designed and built by the Dutch microscopist Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723). The device was unique as it used not the usual glass lenses but a tiny glass bea which gave a superior magnification. Measurements: 22 mm x 80 mm x 27 mm. (Science Museum, London)

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