Bramhall’s Illuminator, ca. 1880

Bramhall’s Illuminator, ca. 1880

Stock Number: FG_21047

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Bramhall's Illuminator was a device consisting of a platform on which to place a microscope slide, with an inset mirror placed below it. The light focused by the condenser was to be reflected off the mirror onto the specimen, creating oblique illumination of diatoms, highlighting their structures.

Circa

1880

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Microscopy, Mineralogy & Gemmology, Natural history

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For more information about John Bramhall and his illuminator see Microscopist.net at: http://microscopist.net/BramhallJ.html

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IL Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh was the mythological hero of the cultures of ancient West Asia, who set out on a journey in which he sought youth and eternal life.
Fleaglass Gilgamesh is located in Israel. As an archaeologist researching the material culture of the distant past and using the microscope as a major research tool, for more than two decades I have collected microscopes from the first 300 years of existence of this amazing tool and researched the cultural context of their use. Passion has become an obsession and I cultivate the full and almost unique West Asian collection of historical microscopes. Respectively, I put up for sale surplus or interesting items from the collection. I would be happy to advise any interested collector free of charge. Needless to say, I would love to send photos, information and bibliographic references, and discuss the sale details of the items offered here for sale.

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