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The All-Brass Universal Microscopes of Benjamin Martin, 1756-1782

Benjamin Martin, The First All-Brass Universal Microscope, ca. 1760 (Inv. YG-19-005

For the history and phases of Benjamin Martin's Universal Microscope, see the article by Dr. Barry Sobel here


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This is the first all-brass version of Benjamin Martin's Universal Microscope. It is known from some collections, often as part of microscope compendia. The all-brass microscopes that Martin produced were usually unsigned because the signature usually appeared on a telescope or the solar microscope.

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