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Paper regarding a method for making a microscope using a globule of water, so that any living beings or substances within the globule can be seen 'magnified as the best microscopes'. Includes a figure.

Subject: Optics

Stephen Gray's design of such a microscope was printed in Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, vol. 19, no. 221 (1696).

Communicated by Stephen Gray. Read to the Royal Society on 29 January 1696.

Reference number
CLP/2/15
Earliest possible date
1696
Physical description
Ink on paper
Page extent
6 pages
Format
Manuscript

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Paper, on making a microscope with a globule of water by [Matthias Gray], 1696, CLP/2/15, The Royal Society Archives, London, https://makingscience.royalsociety.org/items/clp_2_15/paper-on-making-a-microscope-with-a-globule-of-water-by-matthias-gray, accessed on 24 May 2024

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