Signed: Deleuil

Raspail's Simple Chemical Microscope. c. 1835

Deleuil. Raspail Simple Microscope. c. 1835

Deleuil. Raspail Simple Microscope. c. 1835

Francois-Vincent Raspail

Fran├žois-Vincent Raspail (1794-1878)

This style of microscope was first made by the optician Louis Joseph Deleuil (1795-1862) in Paris. It was based on a design by the chemist Fran├žois-Vincent Raspail (1794-1878), considered the Father of Histochemistry, Also, see this article.

The microscope is supplied with a full set of four objectives, a glass stage insert, and a group of dissection tools. While Deleuil was the first optician to make one of these simple microscopes, the design became very popular and was copied by several of the other French manufacturers.

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