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The History Of The Microscope

  • First Microscope

    First Microscope
    Dutch spectacle makers, Zaccharias Janssen and his father Hans made a very important discovery put several lenses in a tube they discoverd that The object near the end of the tube appeared to be greatly enlarged little did they knowThey had just invented the compound microscope. The microscope made of several different lensis in one.
  • Double lensed Compound Microscope

    Double lensed Compound Microscope
    Cornelius Drebbel presents a compound microscope made of two convex lenses.
  • The Word Microscope originates

    The Word Microscope originates
    Giovanni Faber creates the word microscope.
  • Lens Magnification Increases

    Lens Magnification Increases
    Anton van Leeuwenhoek built a simple microscope with only one lens to examine blood, yeast, insects and many other tiny objects. Leeuwenhoek was the first person to describe bacteria, and he invented new methods for grinding and polishing microscope lenses that allowed for curvatures providing magnifications of up to 270 diameters, the best available lenses at that time.
  • The Binocular System Was Created

    The Binocular System Was Created
    Cherubin d’Orleans: develops a binocular microscope out of two monocular systems.
  • 1st Illumination Base Constructed

    1st Illumination Base Constructed
    John Marshall Develops a microscope base with an lighting system using a mirror
  • Increase to light intensity

    Increase to light intensity
    John Cuff used a condenser lens to increase light intensity
  • 1st Revolving Nose Piece

    1st Revolving Nose Piece
    Georg Adams (1704-1773): constructed microscopes with a revolving nose piece to change objectives.
  • Photomicrographs are invented

    Photomicrographs are invented
    William Henry Fox Talbot develops polarization microscopy and makes a photomicrographs (photograph of a microscopic object, taken with the aid of a microscope)
  • 1st Phase-contrast microscope invented

     1st Phase-contrast microscope invented
    Frits Zernike invents the phase-contrast microscope that allows the study of colorless and transparent biological materials
  • electron microscope

    electron microscope
    Ernst Ruska develops the electron microscope. The ability to use electrons in microscopy greatly improves the resolution and greatly expands the borders of exploration.
  • 1st scanning tunneling microscope

    1st scanning tunneling microscope
    Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer invent the scanning tunneling microscope that gives three-dimensional images of objects down to the atomic level.