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MICROSCOPES:

Antony van Leeuwenhoek
Robert Hooke
Moody Medical Library 
The Diatom Collection of the California Academy of Sciences

Light Microscopy Forum
Bulbs for microscopes
Digital camera to microscope adapter

Making slides on a slide ringing table

 

TELESCOPES:

The Antique Telescope Society
Instruments in the history of the Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera
Old Glass--The Market in Antique Telescopes
 

GLOBES & MAPS:

Globes of the 20th Century
Mercator's World
International Coronelli Society for the Study of Globes
First American Globes
The Lanman Globe Collection

The Globe Museum

 

COMPASSES & DIALS:

Pocket Compass Guide
Equinoctial dials

 

SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENTS:

Museum of the History of Science, Oxford
Institute and Museum of the History of Science in Florence

 

AFFILIATE SITES:

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