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Petrographic microscope

Nevil Story Maskelyne1863

The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum

This petrographic microscope (1863) is the oldest in the Natural History Museum's collection and probably the first purpose-built polarising microscope with a rotating stage. Devised by Nevil Story Maskelyne, Keeper of Minerals at the British Museum.

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  • Title: Petrographic microscope
  • Creator: Nevil Story Maskelyne
  • Date created: 1863
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