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Fireside Chat ‘Petrologic Microsopes’

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A typical example of a Petrologic Microscope. Presented by Thomas Schwarz, Germany. The second part of my collection: Petrologic microscopes. Giving a short introduction to this special kind of microscopy, I will start with the earliest genuine mineralogical microscopes made by the Berlin Maker, Rudolph Fuess. I will then continue to show the evolution of the …

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Fireside Chat ‘A Case for Curiosity’

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Henry P. Bowditch's “artificial waterfall” from c. 1893 (CHSI-WJ0216). Presented by Sara J. Schechner, the David P. Wheatland Curator of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, Harvard University. The microscope of a literary legend; a philosopher’s bathing suit; stolen chemicals; and the nose cone of a missile given as a Valentine’s Day gift. These curiosities …

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