Links to other microscope collections and sites of interest
(suggested by: www.antique-microscopes.com)
Museum Optischer Instrumente: A wonderful collection of early German microscopes.
Mikroskop-Museum: Another German site devoted to antique microscopes.
Bononiaemicroscope: The collection of the Oris group of Italian collectors.
The Golub Collection: Microscopes from the 17th to 20th centuries.
Origin and Development of the Light Microscope: An outstanding illustrated history of the microscope.
Die Mikroskope von Simon G. Plössl : Microscopes made by Simon Georg Plössl (1794-1868).
Giovanni Battista Amici (1786-1863): The Italian optical instrument maker (Instruments at the Scuola Normale Superiore).
Jeroen Meeusen: A private collection of interesting French microscopes.
Optik Online-Virtuelles Museum: A collection of mostly German microscopes.
The Billings Microscope Collection: The collection of the Medical Museum of the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology.
George's Microscopy Pictures: Photographs of vintage microscopes.
Des Pasteuriens à leur Microscope: Some famous French trained microscopists with their microscopes.
Molecular Expressions Museum of Microscopy: Images and descriptions of antique microscopes.
Microscopes in the Boerhaave Museum Collection: Browse the links or use the search box.
Department of the History of Science Harvard University: Microscopes in the collection.
Museum of the History of Science Oxford: Some microscopes in the collection (browse or use the search box).
The Lundy Antique Microscope Collection: American and European microscopes.
National Museums Scotland online collections database: Some microscopes from the museum collection.
Willkommen im virtuellen Museum der Wissenschaft-Historische Mikroskope: Some microscopes from the museum collection.
The Moody Medical Library's Collection of Historical Microscopes: Microscopes from the 18th to 20th centuries.
Institute and Museum of the History of Science-Florence Italy: Microscopes in the collection.
La Fondazione Scienza e Tecnica-Florence Italy: Microscopes in the collection.
Museo Galileo-Institute and Museum of the History of Science: Microscopes in the collection.
Microcats Watson Pages: A database of microscopes made by the firm of William Watson (and Sons).
Spencer Microscopes: A site devoted to the microscopes made by the Spencer Lens Co. and the American Optical Co.
The Leitz Collection and Optical Museum : Leitz microscopes, Leica cameras, etc. from the early to mid 20th century.
Universidad de Salamanca-Museo de Microscopia: Microscopes in the collection (in Spanish).
Le Compendium : A French site devoted to antique optical (including microscopes) and physics apparatus.
A Cabinet of Curiosities : Antique Microscope Slides from the Victorian Era c. 1830s - 1890s.
Historical Makers of Microscopes and Microscope Slides : The title of the website says it all.
Aperture Web Gateway : Lists of museums, both real and virtual, having optics collections compiled by the College of Optometrists .
Scientific Trade Catalogs in the Smithsonian Collection : Microscope-related catalogs. Many can be downloaded.
Online Scientific Instrument Trade Catalogues : A list of links to online scientific and medical instrument maker catalogs.
Science-info.net - Documentation : A compilation of 19th and 20th century catalogs in pdf format. Zeiss, Leitz, and others.
Webster's Instrument Makers Database: A useful database of scientific instrument makers.
The National Microscope Exchange: If you are looking to purchase a new or used microscope, this firm is recommended.