What Did the First Microscope Look like?


The first microscope was a homemade device which had several lenses inside a tube and a one power of about 6x - 10x. It was invented by Zacharias Janssen with the assistance of his father. However, it’s believed that Antony Van Leeuwenhoek was the first man to make and use a real microscope.
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The first microscope had a single lens. It was held in place by two flat plates of metal screwed together, resembling a rectangular paddle with rounded corners. An adjustable screw was fitted on one side to hold the material being observed in place.
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