In the mid-1600s The Dutch scientist Christian Huygens designed this microscope. The Golub Collection microscope No. 122 may have been patterned after this Huygens design.
Drawings are taken from A La Troisieme Partie de la Dioptrique "De Telescopiis et Microscopiis" Appendix XI. 1678 1692. Observations microscopiques.
|Christian and his brother designed and published this design in "Manuscript E" and republished in his Dioptrique.|
|As with many other microscopes of the time Huygens used glass beads as the magnifying optic.|
|Drawings made by Huygens in March of 1678 of specimens found in "clove water". He observed them using his simple microscope:
Fig 50: Paramecium