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Date1820
AuthorBancks
ContributionMade an advanced simple microscope.
ReferenceAnon.
NotesThe instrument was used by the English botanist Bentham. It had a 20x lens that could be used for dissection and a 170x lens for high magnification. It exemplified the high development of the "Ellis Aquatic" type of microscope. Similar instruments were made by Bancks from about 1810 to about 1830, and instruments of this type, made in England by Bancks, Dolland or others, were used by Charles Darwin, William Hooker and Robert Brown. Bancks, often written as Banks, was not related to Sir Jospeh Banks. Not mentioned by Bradbury.
CategoryMicroscopy
Pathogen ClassGeneral

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