Brass, Glass, Mahogany, Metal
480 mm (H); 160 mm (W); 200 mm (D); 275 mm (H); 205 mm (W); 260 mm (D)
Place of origin
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Castle Ward, County Down (Accredited Museum)
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Mary Ward (1827-1869) was eighteen when she had what was probably the finest microscope in Ireland. She taught herself how to make slides and she used the microscope in her published works. A World of Wonders Revealed by the Microscope was published by Groombridge and Sons, 1858-1864 when it was revised and expanded in Microscope Teachings in 1859.
Brass microscope with mahogany case and lenses etc. Andrew Ross, London, c.1850.
Marks and inscriptions
(X) In / And.W Ross, / Optician, / London (engraved on lid of five lenses cases, from 2 to 1/8 inch) Andw Ross London No 112 (engraved on the rear toe of the foot of the instrument)
Makers and roles
Andrew Ross, optician