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                    Miscellanea
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ISSN 1360-6301

Micro Misc

 

Edited by James Battersby (2017-2020, #93-94)
Steve Edgar (2000-2016, #46-92)
Roy Winsby (1985-2000, #1-45)
(1-50 A4, 51-73 A5 printed, 74-94 A5 glossy full colour)

 

 


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May 2020 (Issue 94 [electronic version only]) of Micro Miscellanea   (PDF download)


Winter 2017 (Issue 93) of Micro Miscellanea

  • Letter from the President (MM)
  • A note from the new Editor (JB)
  • A note from the Treasurer (MG)
  • John Benjamin Dancer and the MMS on the Telly! : Mike Mahon (4 pages)
  • John H Nichols Botanical Staining with Safranin & Alcian Blue,
  • An impromptu stem holder: Michael Gilligan
  • A Gallery of images taken with a Zeiss Polarising microscope: Richard L Howey (5 pages)
  • My favourite microscope, Watson System 70 & Hilux: James Battersby (2 pages)
  • Lancashire Science Festival: James Battersby
  • The Reichert Stand III of 1892: Brian Wilkinson (12 pages)
  • The Art of the Dry Cell: Nicole Phillips (4 pages)
  • Obituary - Denis Gregory
  • Ernst Abbe, Nicole Phillips

Summer 2016 (Issue 92) of Micro Miscellanea

  • From the Editor
  • Pinnularia alpina (Diatom) CVAC illumination
  • Brunel Stereo Microscope BMSZ Epi-illuminator LED conversion: Michael Gilligan (3 pages)
  • Dancer's Microphotographic Images of Dr John Dalton FRS: Stanley Warren (5 pages)
  • My favourite slide: Denis Gregory
  • Years of innovation - Carl Zeiss Microscope Objectives 1870-1890: Bob Nuttall (6 pages)
  • Mimosa pudica and the Human condition: Steve Gill
  • Pints and Plants in Prestwich: Steve Gill & Sandy Baker (8 pages)
  • Pictures: Pond Life, Callicore anna: Maurice Moss (2 pages)
  • Letters to the Editor: JB Microscope: Bob Nuttall

Spring 2016 (Issue 91) of Micro Miscellanea

  • From the Editor
  • Papilio ulysses, the Blue Mountain butterfly: Maurice Moss
  • An example of animal polymorphism (Snails): Steve Gill & Mike Samworth (10 pages)
  • Maurice Wilkins - development of R&J Beck's mirror objectives ..: Bob Nuttall (6 pages)
  • James Cash 1839-1090: Sandy Baker & Steve Gill (7 pages)
  • Something of a mythical beast, Watson McArthur Portable Microscope: Michael Gilligan
  • A half century of Beck's London series microscopes: David Henderson (9 pages)
  • My favourite sllde :Mike Samworth (2 pages)


Christmas 2015 (Issue 90) of Micro Miscellanea

  • From the Editor
  • Harry Britten (1870-1954) Master microscope mounter: Sandy Baker & Steve Gill (16 pages)
  • Charles Baker's 'Nature' microscope: Bob Nuttall (8 pages)
  • Colobura dirce - the Zebra butterfly: Maurice Moss
  • My favourite slide: Alan Bowden
  • More Society history through the popular press (1887 Obituary JB Dancer): Steve Gill (3 pages)

Summer 2015 (Issue 89) of Micro Miscellanea

  • From the Editor
  • Hypnotic Diatom
  • The Golden Microscopes - Reichert Stand II of 1897-1908: Brian Wilkinson (10 pages)
  • Patent - Optical apparatus for the microscopical examination of the internal walls of an opening - Nachet 1974:
  • The Continental Model: David Henderson (4 pages)
  • Patent - Illuminating devices for microscopes - Kohler 1929:
  • The Swallow-tailed moth: Maurice Moss
  • Some Society history through the popular press - 1892 Soiree, 1894 Obituary Prof Marshall - death at Scafell: Steve Gill
  • My favourite slide: Stanley Warren

Spring 2015 (Issue 88) of Micro Miscellanea

  • From the Editor
  • Eclipse 2015: Derek Haworth
  • Baker's New BLM 1 series microscopes: Bob Nuttall (11 pages)
  • The Zeiss Standard Junior K: David Henderson (3 pages)
  • John Hughes Bennett's Microscope for the Anatomical Society of Edinburgh (1833-43) + Drum microscopes: Stanley Warren (11 pages)
  • Testate Amoebae; testacea; Rhizopoda; Protozoa: David Copestake (4 pages)
  • The eighty-eight butterfly: Maurice Moss
  • Patent - To Crack a Nut - 1915 Cobb - microscope cover glass centering device: Michael Gilligan
  • My favourite slide: Steve Edgar

Christmas 2014 (Issue 87) of Micro Miscellanea

  • From the Editor
  • Idea leuconoe clara - the tree Nymph: Maurice Moss
  • Extract from Robert Hooke's Micrographia 1665 - the Ant: 4 pages
  • Shieldbugs in the North: Mike Samworth (10 pages)
  • The Baker Series IV Microscope - an appraisal: David Henderson (8 pages)
  • Muonionalusta (meteorite): Alan Bowden
  • My favourite slide: Spike Walker
  • Book review - Understanding and using the light microscopy - Chris Thomas & Lewis Woolnough: Steve Gill
  • And now for something completely different ..

Summer 2014 (Issue 86) of Micro Miscellanea

  • From the Editor
  • White Slime Mould: Alan Bowden
  • Obituary - Roy Winsby 1926-2014: Mike Mahon, Andrew Dutton, Steve Gill, Steve Edgar
  • Beginner's Corner - Examining Pond Water: Roy Winsby (5 pages)
  • Alfred Reeves (A.R.) revisited: Stanley Warren (8 pages)
  • Multiple or Differential Colour Illumination (Rheinberg): Steve Gill (3 pages)
  • The Pink Rose Butterfly: Maurice Moss
  • Gallery of Curiosities: Richard L Howey (4 pages)
  • Review - Some further works by Horace Barber: Mike Samworth

Spring 2014 (Issue 85) of Micro Miscellanea

  • From the Editor
  • White Slime Mould: Steve Edgar
  • Colour correction of microscope objectives - Dr Carpenter's test for achromatism 'Disc of Deal': Brian Wilkinson (10 pages)
  • Grammatophora serpentina - In Pleurax III: Steve Edgar
  • The Micrograph: Stanley Warren (11 pages)
  • Colour to Mono
  • The Blue Pansy Butterfly: Maurice Moss
  • Obituary - Douglas Turnbull Richardson 1919-2013: (5 pages)
  • A simple polarising microscope from Woolley Manchester: Steve Edgar

Christmas 2013 (Issue 84) of Micro Miscellanea

  • From the Editor
  • Feather mite from a Red Legged Partridge
  • Written for H Perigal esq by Thos Brand - Microwriting: Stanley Warren, Andrew Anderson, Howard Lynk (14 pages)
  • The Hedge Brown Butterfly: Maurice Moss
  • A gallery of masterpieces: Spike Walker
  • The first twenty on years of the Leitz Ortholux:- Part ii new stands and optical systems Bob Nuttall (9 pages)
  • Review - An account of the diatom flora of Nuneaton and some outlying districts: Steve Edgar
  • Forams in Mallorca: Steve Gill
  • Off the Cuff Links:

Summer 2013 (Issue 83) of Micro Miscellanea

  • From the Editor
  • Didymosphenia geminativum - Jelly babies in pure gold (CVAC)
  • Mary Winifred Maud Jepson 1902-1977: Steve Gill (5 pages)
  • Colour tones seen occasionally in Microphotographs: Brian Wilkinson (5 pages)
  • Two classic German post-war microscopes - Carl Zeiss Standard GFL & Ernst Leitz Laborlux 3: David Henderson (4 pages)
  • The White Bird's Nest: Maurice Moss
  • Stereophotomicrography using the tilting stage - The Microscope 1965: Michael Gilligan & McCrone Research Institute (8 pages)
  • The first twenty years of the Leitz Ortholux - part 1 models I & II UAM (II) & III in context: Bob Nuttall (8 pages)

Spring 2013 (Issue 82) of Micro Miscellanea

  • From the Editor
  • Book Review - An introduction to the microscopical study of diatoms - McLaughlin: Mike Samworth
  • The new Carl Zeiss High Power - Binocular microscopes of the 1920s - the stand D and the stand F: Brian Wilkinson (15 pages)
  •  A gallery of crystals viewed with polarized light: Richard L Howey (5 pages)
  • Butterflies and Orchids in Southwest France: David Henderson (4 pages)
  • Stacking and Stitching for higher resolution: Spike Walker
  • Petrographic microscopes for advanced work - Watson & Beck Instruments: Bob Nuttall (6 pages)

Christmas 2012 (Issue No 81) of Micro Miscellanea

  • Editorial: Steve Edgar
  • Obituary: William (Bill) Howard Jones 1945-2012: Tom Green
  • Leopold Hartley Grindon: Steve Gill (13 pages)
  • Slime Moulds Identification: Maurice Moss
  • A Gallery of Spicules: Richard L Howey (5 pages)
  • Reichert MicroscopesL David Henderson (3 pages)
  • Silver Staining & Micro Fossils: Richard L Howey (3 pages)
  • Shuuietta annulata
  • Life & Health Insurance (Microscopists Beware): Richard L Howey (2 pages)
  • The Leitz Black Ortholux: David Henderson (4 pages)
  • Jelly Blobs on the pavement: Maurice Moss


Summer 2012 (Issue No 80) of Micro Miscellanea

  • Lieberkuhn - Some Reflections: Michael Gilligan
  • Two Oak Leaf Galls: Maurice Moss
  • Enteridium lycoperdon or Fuligo septica,: Steve Gill
  • "New Binocular Stereo microscope" Reichert S & SS Models of the 1920s: Brian Wilkinson (17 pages)
  • The Spider as a Barometer: Michael Gilligan
  • LED Leitz: Steve Edgar (2 pages)
  • Josiah Thomas Slugg of Manchester: Steve Gill (9 pages)
  • Marchantia polymorphia: Steve Gill


Spring 2012 (Issue No 79) of Micro Miscellanea

  • The Shield Bug Diaries: Steve Gill (2 pages)
  • Tale of a Monster CTS 4000: David Henderson (2 pages)
  • Two Classic British Microscopes of the Fifties - Watson Bactil & CTS M3000: David Henderson (5 pages)
  • Buying Chinese Slides: Richard L Howey (6 pages)
  • Negative Pre-Objective Supplementary Lenses: Brian Wilkinson (5 pages)
  • Petrographic Cooke, Troughton & Simms' Instruments: Bob Nuttall (7 pages)
  • The Baker Diagnostic 1899:Steve Edgar (2 pages)
  • A Random Gallery: Richard L Howey (4 pages)


Christmas 2011 (Issue No 78) of Micro Miscellanea

  • Editorial
  • VAC - light enhancement:
  • Collimation of an Old Style Olympus Binocular: Colin Kirk (4 pages)
  • Out of the Forest - Gambian Arachnids: Dave Penney (4 pages)
  • Diatoms in a New Light: Denis Gregory
  • Where are you from, the Manchester Moth: Dmitri V Logunov (3 pages)
  • A Polarized Crystal Gallery: Richard L Howey (5 pages)
  • The Evolution of a Petrographic Microscope: the Swift-Dick Stand: Bob Nuttall (7 pages)
  • Denton's Patent ButterflyTablets: Steve Gill (4 pages)
  • Cyrestis nivea - Nymphalidae: Maurice Moss (3 pages)
  • Dancer Dismay: Denis Gregory

          Summer 2011 (Issue No 77) of Micro Miscellanea
  • Editorial
  • Essa Touray's The Gambia: Steve Gill (11 pages)
  • A Gallery of mineral thin sections: Richard L Howey (5 pages)
  • Fossil amber inclusions under the microscope: David Penney & David I Green (4 pages)
  • Refurbishing decayed JB Dancer microphotographic slides: Brian Wilkinson (6 pages)
  • An assortment of oddities:Richard L Howey (4 pages)
  • Old slides: Terry Walsh

       Spring 2011 (Issue No 76) of Micro Miscellanea
  • Editorial
  • Juniper-Rowan Rust gymnosporangium cornutum:Steve Edgar
  • Heine microscope patent 1934:
  • A wrinkled amoeba - the camoeba: Richard L Howey
  • Epiconpol - illumination with a different slant: Steve Edgar (2 pages)
  • Apparatus for producing darkground illumination whilst sorting pond life: Ian Henderson
  • The Microscope - Rev W Houghton: Steve Gill (8 pages)
  • Spikking Image Gallery: Spike Walker
  • The beautiful Sweet Pea (Lathyrus odoratus) and its parasitic rust fungi: Terry Walsh
  • The Crimson Speckled (Utenthesia pulchella): Maurice Moss
  • A note upon the history of the binocular microscope - Leitz 1913 'New' stand for the highest powers: Bob Nuttall (7 pages)
  • Rare or Not?: Mike woof
  • New fields to explore!: Denis Gregory
  • The Orange Tip:
  • Vital Staining with powdered Carmine and other magical acts: Richard L Howey (3 pages)

         Christmas 2010 (Issue No 75) of Micro Miscellanea
  • Editorial
  • Mirror, mirror on the wall ..:
  • Mary Allard Booth - 19th C American microscopist & photomicrographer: Richard L Howey
  • Review - Understanding and Using the Stereomicroscope - Lewis Woolnough QMC:
  • Two colour plates from The Illustrated Annual of Microscopy 1900: Alan Turnock
  • A small gallery of creepy-crawlies: Richard L Howey (4 pages)
  • The Northern College of Pharmacy: Steve Gill (5 pages)
  • Rheinberg Revisited: Geoffrey S Dearn
  • Mixotrichum chartarum kunze: Terry Walsh
  • The Mikrops Projektasope by Flatters & Garnett: Bob Nuttall (10 pages)
  • Butterfly Scales Revisited:Maurice Moss
  • Book Review - A History of Photography with the Light Microscope - Brian Bracegirdle QMC: Steve Gill
  • The Royal Photographic Society Annual Awards 2010 - Spike Walker & Gallery
  • Letters to the Editor
  • A Song of Science - Fish:

        Summer 2010 (Issue No 74) of Micro Miscellanea  (New Style Glossy Full Colour)
  • Editorial
  • Palate of Whelk - Image
  • SIZE is important - Objectives: Ron Green (4 pages)
  • A visit to a local reserve (Nosterfield N Yorks): Mike Samworth (3 pages)
  • Flatters & Garnett Projektascope: Steve Gill (6 pages)
  • Silica gel as a dehydrating agent in microtechnique: OT Walsh
  • Loch Cuithir revisited: Steve Edgar (10 pages)
  • A simple air sampling machine: Terry Walsh
  • Gallery

        Christmas 2009 (Issue No 73) of Micro Miscellanea
  • Editorial
  • Kettle Hole Safari: Alan Turnock
  • Blue Tits - Hedglings away: Steve Edgar
  • Oak Powdery Mildew: Maurice Moss
  • A video microscope (Zeiss): Ron Green (7 pages)
  • Forming crystals by solution and hot melt methods for study under the microscope: Terry Walsh
  • The Beck Optomax research microscope: David Henderson (7 pages)
  • Patent - Vertical Illuminator 1938 - Berek: (5 pages)
  • Aldi Traveler and Maplin USB value for money microscopes: Martin Elsworth & Mike Mahon (4 pages)
  • Historical Ephemera: Steve Gill
  • Sales

       Autumn 2009 (Issue No 72) of Micro Miscellanea
  • Editorial
  • Combined Effort - Stacking with CombineZ:
  • A note on the history of the binocular microscope - Conrad Beck's 1913 London Stand: Bob Nuttall (10 pages)
  • Digital photomicrography with a live-view digital SLR ..: Mike Samworth
  • Optical snobbery - binoculars: Ron Green: Ron Green
  • Nikon Eclipse E100 biological microscope: LM Bowler
  • Obituary - Neville Bradpiece 1923-2009: Roy Winsby
  • Groan 0 not more diatoms pleeeease: Steve Edgar (8 pages)
  • Resolution blues
  • Kent & Sussex Microscopy Group Meeting 2009: LM Bowler

       Spring 2009 (Issue No 71) of Micro Miscellanea
  • Editorial
  • Obituary - Eugene Patrick McCann 1922-2009 (President 1992-2002): Roy Winsby
  • School microscopes in the sixties: Bob Nuttall (7 pages)
  • Harry Taylor 1920-2008: Steve Gill
  • USB digital microscope: Terry Walsh
  • The African Clawed Frog (Xenopus laevis): Terry Walsh
  • The Greater Wax Moth (Galleria mellonella): Steve Gill
  • Honey Bee Mite (Varros destructor): Steve Gill
  • William Webb Glass engraver extraordinary: Roy Winsby
  • Who invented the tilting plate compensator?: Ron Green
  • Muscae volitantes: Roy Winsby
  • A cabinet for 480 slides: Steve Edgar (9 pages)
  • QMC 2008: LM Bowler

       Christmas 2008 (Issue No 70) of Micro Miscellanea
  • Editorial
  • Running the Society - appeal for Secretary & Treasurer: Martin Elsworth
  • Young microscopists 2008: Terence Walsh
  • Kent & Sussex Microscopy Group Meeting 2008: LM Bowler (4 pages)
  • In pursuit of lost resolution: Ron Green (4 pages)
  • Light emitting diode units from Woollies: Terry Walsh
  • A fascination with moths: Mike Samworth (5 pages)
  • Mr Vatcher's ringing machine: OT Walsh
  • Men in sheds: Steve Edgar
  • A man and his microscope - John Williams: Stanley Warren (12 pages)
  • SUPPLEMENT: List of slides Redmayne, Doherty, Brittain

       Summer 2008 (Issue No 69) of Micro Miscellanea
  • Editorial
  • Dancer's advertising billboard - a secondary tale: Stanley Warren (6 pages)
  • Garnetts  (Flatters & Garnett): Steve Gill (8 pages)
  • The Saturday Magazine 1833: Steve Gill (6 pages)
  • James Stanley Midwinter 1923-2008 QMC MMS PMS:
  • Your first microscope - When & How: Terry Walsh
  • Collecting a swarm: Steve Gill
  • Haemin crystals - the simple way: Terry Walsh
  • Microscience 2008: LM Bowler


       Spring 2008 (Issue No 68) of Micro Miscellanea
  • Editorial
  • A Question of CDM, Ron Green (4 pages)
  • Nikon Inverted Research Microscope, Lawrence Bowler (4 pages)
  • Initials on mIcrophotographs - thoughts on J.B., Stanley Warren (15 pages)
  • A small embedding bath, Terence Walsh
  • The Kent & Sussex Report, Lawrence Bowler
  • An unscheduled Gossip Meeting, Terence Walsh
  • Trial and Tribulation Part II, Steve Gill (4 pages)


      Christmas 2007 (Issue No 67) of Micro Miscellanea

  • Editorial
  • Letters
  • A practical guide to binocular collimation part 2: Ron Green (3 pages)
  • Victorian Street Microscopy: Steve Gill (7 pages)
  • James Bond Mystery Object: Bill Ellis
  • A Novelty: Terry Walsh
  • Bug Hunting: Steve Gill, Mike Woof, Steve Edgar (5 pages)
  • My Dale Fort Photos: AD Bowden
  • LAB Trade Fair: LM Bowler
  • The economic staining of small amounts of material directly on the slide: Terence Walsh
  • Notes and Lists
  • QMC 2007: LM Bowler
  • Kent & Sussex Microscopy Group 2007: LM Bowler
  • Trial and Retribution: Steve Gill

 

      Summer 2007 (Issue No 66) of Micro Miscellanea

  • Editorial
  • Nocturnal Pond Hunting: Alan Turnock
  • Dinosaur intestinal parasites: Ron Green
  • Purpose built polarising microscope: Terence Walsh
  • The art of value engineering: David G Prakel (6 pages)
  • Tale of a microscopical Luddlite: Ron Green
  • The Rosemary Beetle: LM Bowler
  • The biological drawings of Maud Jepson: Mike Samworth
  • The privet hawk-moth (Sphinx ligustri): LM Bowler
  • If you want to get ahead - get a headrest: Terence Walsh
  • Initials on microphotographs - thoughts on the identity of A.R.: Stanley Warren (10p)
  • Microscopy & Mortality: Spike Walker (4 pages)
  • Microscopium 2007
  • Kent & Sussex Meeting 2006: LM Bowler

 

      Spring 2007 (Issue No 65) of Micro Miscellanea

  • Editorial
  • Dr Hilda M Canter-Lund 1922-2007 Obituary: Elizabeth Y Haworth
  • Sponges and their life history: Roy Winsby (3 pages)
  • The Stump Puffball: LM Bowler
  • The part the nose plays: Steve Gill
  • Friedrich Johann Justin Bertuch 1747-1822:
  • The Christmas Cracker Diatom: Roy Winsby
  • Some favourite images: Richard L Howey
  • On Collecting: Spike Walker
  • Microscience 2006 Exhibition: LM Bowler
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Sales & Wants

 

     Christmas 2006 (Issue No 64) of Micro Miscellanea

  • Editorial
  • Spiracles of Dytiscus
  • From the Toy-Room - the Travelling Vernier Microscope: Michael Gilligan
  • Glycerine Jelly Mounts: J Lester
  • Uninvited house guests part 2: Roy Winsby (5 pages)
  • A practical guide to binocular collimation: Ron Green (6 pages)
  • Cinchonidine: Mike Samworth
  • Justus von Liebig, meat extract and microscopy: Steve Gill (4 pages)
  • Photogallery in colour
  • Lords and Ladies Arum maculatum: LM Bowler
  • Letters to the Editor
  • William Moginie and his microphotographs: Stanley Warren (8 pages)
  • The Zeiss Mirax Scan and desk: LM Bowler
  • Kent and Sussex Microscopy Group Meeting 2006: Lawrence Bowler
  • Liverworts and Liverwurst: Richard L Howey (3 pages)
  • Psychology or Psychiatry: Steve Gill & DS Gill
  • Sales  & Wants

 

      Summer 2006 (Issue No 63) of Micro Miscellanea

  • Editorial
  • Natural History Snippets
  • Uninvited House Guests - dust mites, bedbugs etc: Roy Winsby (13 pages)
  • Photographic Curiosity Slides - the identification of JS and JCS: Stanley Warren (3p)
  • Visit to the Liverpool World Museum: David Rome
  • Kent & Sussex Microscopy Group Meeting 2005: LM Bowler
  • MMS meeting April 2006: Derek Haworth
  • Notes on past members part 2 - Henry Hall: Steve Gill
  • The Vikon Microscope part 2: Ron Green (4 pages)
  • Book Review - Coastal Plankton Larink et al: RD Butler
  • The Fram, Fridtjof Nansen and the FRAM: Steve Gill (4 pages)
  • Microscopy - Computers - an alternative ringing table: William J Vatcher
  • Quekett Microscopium Fair 2006: LM Bowler
  • Sales


      Spring 2006 (Issue No 62) of Micro Miscellanea

  • Editorial
  • From the Secretary
  • Extract from The Microscopic Cabinet Andrew Pritchard 1832
  • A shocking time of life: Anon
  • Notes on past members - Arthur J Doherty: Steve Gill (4 pages)
  • Thomas Smith of Kendal: Steve Edgar
  • James Smith Monocular Microscope No 77 1844: Graham Marsh
  • Kent & Sussex Microscopy Group Meeting June 2015: LM Bowler
  • Willard Wigan a sculptor of miniature items: Roy Winsby (4 pages)
  • Colour Gallery
  • QMC Annual exhibition 2005: LM Bowler
  • The Vikon Microscope: Ron Green (7 pages)
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Liverpool Microscopical Society Members Index (1888): Steve Gill (5 pages)
  • Sales & Wants

 

        Christmas 2005 (Issue No 61) of Micro Miscellanea  (40 page Glossy Colour Edition)

  • Editorial
  • From the secretary
  • Notice of MMS AGM 2006
  • James Murray MMS 1892-1894
  • B Sturtz, Bonn
  • Super Rheinberg: Bryan Taylor (3 pages)
  • About micro-fungi: Alan Turnock
  • Springtails - neglected hexapods?: Keith Brocklehurst (3 pages)
  • Meetings: Steve Gill
  • Small broomrape: (Orobanche minor): LM Bowler
  • My microscopical life: Cartilage Networks: DM Lawton
  • Natural History Snippets: A Slime mould (LM Bowler, Pine Moth (Steve Edgar)
  • Sand dollars: Roy Winsby (5 pages)
  • Rocks in thin section - revisions: Martin Elsworth
  • MMNHS Meeting - Fossils: Philip Manning (Manchester Museum)
  • A Sorby Moment: Steve Gill (4 pages)
  • The plumber's microscope: Steve Gill
  • 80th Anniversary of the Leica 35mm camera: LM Bowler (3 pages)
  • Looking at ponds (from Newsletter #6): IC Fitch
  • Photomicrographic Gallery
  • The Carl Zeiss Workshop: Spike Walker (3 pages)
  • Sales & Wants

 

      Spring 2005 (Issue No 60) of Micro Miscellanea

  • Editorial
  • Tar House - an observation: Steve Gill
  • Obituary - Walter Gilbert Hartley 1913-2005: Roy Winsby
  • The identification of rocks in thin sections part 4: Martin Elsworth (4 pages)
  • The C & D Field Microscope: LM Bowler
  • Natural history snippet (Garden Peas Pisum salivum): Lawrence Bowler
  • Slaughterwasp: Liam Smyth
  • An old microscope slide: LM Bowler
  • What happened to reflected light: DJ Thompson
  • The Zeiss 'W' Microscope: Spike Walker (4 pages)
  • Quekett Microscopium Fair 2005: Lm Bowler (5 pages)
  • An auxiliary stage for the MBC-10 stereo microscope: RB Taylor
  • What happened to the summer hum?: Steve Gill
  • Old blokes and microscopy: Steve Gill
  • Sales & Wants

 

        Winter 2004 (Issue No 59) of Micro Miscellanea

  • Editorial
  • From the Secretary
  • MMS Rules (for approval)
  • Two days in June: Steve Gill
  • Objectives, Condensors and their effects: Neville Bradpiece (5 pages)
  • I did it my way - Diatom Strews: Steve Edgar (5 pages)
  • Butterfly rearing: Lawrence Bowler
  • Meetings Reports: QMC 2004, Int Biotech & Lab Automation, Kent & Sussex: LM Bowler (7p)
  • Appearance and reality? Interpreting the microscopic image: J Lester (6 pages)
  • CD Review - Science Museum: Brian Bracegirdle


         Summer 2004 (Issue No 58) of Micro Miscellanea

  • Editorial
  • A simple petrological microscope: Martin Elsworth
  • Microscience 2004 Exhibition: LM Bowler
  • The identification of rocks in thin section part 3: Martin Elsworth
  • Natural snippets: Lawrence Bowler
  • Oddities and entities (pipettes, crystals, needles,.. ): Richard L Howey (6 pages)
  • The Kent and Sussex Microscopy Group Meeting: LM Bowler
  • MMS Members Index vol 2 (1892-1897): Steve Gill (13 pages)
  • Weekend of Leasure and Learning at Malham Tarn Field Centre: David Rome
  • Sales and Wants

 

Spring 2004 (Issue No 57) of Micro Miscellanea

  • Society Rules - OK? -from 1949, 1954 and new 2004: Martin Elsworth
  • Happy Days - in Dr Harriman lab Leeds : Roy Merritt
  • Field Craft Controversy - The Next Generation: Richard J Gill (5 pages)
  • Made, factored, or retailed? Microscopes and slides by Abraham & Dancer (1841-45): Bob Nuttall (11 pages)
  • The Dandelion through the microscope: LM Bowler (6 pages)
  • My microscope - The Zeiss Standard Microscope WL: David Henderson (3 pages)
  • Russian Measuring Microscope ML-2: LM Bowler
  • Sales and Wants

 

        Christmas 2003 (Issue No 56) of Micro Miscellanea

  • From the Secretary
  • Field Craft Controversy: Steve Gill
  • James Cash (1839-1909) eminent member of the MMS: Keith Brocklehurst (5 pages)
  • The Kent and Sussex Microscopy Group Meeting: LM Bowler
  • Attaching wax sections to slides: James Battersby
  • Blue Peter Microscopy - hotplate, waterbath: James Battersby
  • Practamount - almost a secret for over 30 years: James Battersby
  • The QMC Annual Exhibition: LM Bowler
  • The Kent and Sussex Microscopy Group Meeting May 2003:LM Bowler
  • A crude way to photograph slides: Martin Elsworth
  • Forgetfulness: Steve Gill
  • Why are there two focussing eyepieces on stereomicroscopes?: John Chapman (7p)


        Summer 2003 (Issue No 55) of Micro Miscellanea

  • Editorial
  • Out of the frying pan and into the live box: Alan Turnock
  • Channel Tunnel Chalk - available: Lawrence Bowler
  • The identification of rocks in thin section - part 2: Martin Elsworth (3 pages)
  • A look at microspheres: LM Bowler
  • An abundance of life forms: Neville Bradpiece
  • Update from the Librarian - new books: David Rome
  • Syphilis: Barry Ellam
  • Diatoms and the family: Steve Gill
  • Colloidal silver - a useful antibiotic preservative: Terry Dennett
  • The Nikon Coolpix and the microscope: Derek Haworth
  • New books by an old member
  • MMS Members Index Vol 1 (1886-1891): Steve Gill (12 pages)
  • Reflections on Dancer dicrepancies: Stanley Warren

 

           January 2003 (Issue No 54) of Micro Miscellanea

  • Editorial
  • The Secretary's bit
  • Obituary pt 2 - Robert B Park: Roy Winsby
  • Another interesting objective: Lawrence M Bowler
  • Instant photography: Peter McBeath
  • Digitising the Manchester Microscopical Society Slide Collection: Jenny Brettell
  • MMS Meetings 2002-3 Season & Presidential address: Mike Mahon
  • School Microscopes in the post-war era: Bob Nuttall (4 pages)
  • Dancer discrepancies: Denis Gregory
  • Obituary - Miss BG Harthan - MMS  member 1935-2002, President 1962
  • From the Librarian (missing books): David Rome
  • A Lucid Pellucida (resolution of Amphipleura pellucida): Neville Bradpiece
  • Thin rock sections: Martin Elsworth
  • Amoeba proteus: Stephen Durr (4 pages)
  • Mass Diatomicide: Steve Gill
  • Stereo Microscope: Roy Winsby
  • The Quekett Microscopica Clun Annual Exhibition 2002: LM Bowler
  • The Kent and Sussex Microscopy Group Meeting: LM Bowler
  • Letters

 

         August 2002 (Issue No 53) of Micro Miscellanea

  • Editorial
  • From the Secretary
  • Entering the Zeiss fraternity: Mike Samworth (5 pages)
  • The years of recovery: Carl Zeiss Microscope 1945-60: Bob Nuttall (5 pages)
  • Microscience 2002 Exhibition: LM Bowler (4 pages)
  • Books for a beginner: Barry Ellam (7 pages)
  • An interesting odd objective: Lawrence M Bowler
  • The frogspawn alga: Barry Ellam
  • Letters to the Editor
  • Protozoa cultures from Sciento: Mike Samworth


May 2002 (Issue No 52) of Micro Miscellanea

  • Updates from the Editor
  • A look at dielectrophoresis: Lawrence M Bowler, Orpington, Kent (4 pages)
  • It does what it says on the tin (Objectives resolution): Neville N Bradpiece
  • Mystery Diatom
  • The years of recovery - Carl Zeiss Microscopes 1945-60 (pt 3): Bob Nuttall
  • Winter Green: Fred Loxton
  • Micro Gallery: Steve Edgar
  • Next to Godliness (cleaning lenses): Neville N bradpiece
  • The Hybrid (Vicklympus): Neville N Bradpiece
  • Eye to Eye: WG hartley
  • Computerised Microscopy: Peter McBeath
  • Looking into the dark (Numerical Apertures): WG Hartley
  • New Books

 

January 2002 (Issue No 51)  ... new A5 printed format ...

  • Updates from the Editor
  • Roy Winsby Commemorative Microslide
  • 65 Years On (Beck Microscope Catalogue): Neville N Bradpiece (5 pages)
  • Midlands Quekett/PMS Meeting: Spike Walker
  • Postage Stamps: Roy Winsby
  • Tunicates with salad on the side: Richard L Howey, Wyoming (4 pages)
  • Union Optical Co Ltd Inverted Microscope MiC: Lawrence M Bowler (3 pages)
  • How things have changed (Adverts over the years): Richard L Howey
  • Some musty old books: Barry Ellam
  • It's all my eye: Neville N Bradpiece
  • A voice from the past: James Battersby, Lancashire

 

August 2001 (Issue No 50)

  • Updates from the Secretary
  • Blank Pages - Steve Edgar
  • West German Zeiss Microscopes (pt 2): Bob Nuttall, Edinburgh (5 pages)
  • Microscopes Described (MIPS, Baker, Prior, Pyser-Brytex, Watson, Leitz, MBS, Beck, CTS, McArthur, Wild): Roy Winsby, Manchester
  • Making your own micro forceps: RL Howey, Wyoming
  • Podophyra, a remarkable ciliate: Mike Samworth
  • Obfuscations and Hollow Cones: Neville N Bradpiece, Manchester (2 pages)

 

May 2001 (Issue No 49)

  • Obituary (Charles J Cook): Roy Winsby, Manchester
  • No Wings, No Legs, No Wheels, So how does it move?(Diatoms): Neville N Bradpiece
  • Microscopy in the Daily Press: Roy Winsby, Manchester
  • A Tribute to Roy & Lilian (Winsby): MMS
  • Micro-Funghi: When & where to find them. (Part 10 December) Thomas Brittain (published 1882)
  • DIY Maintainance - Further Thoughts: Charles J Cook
  • The Years of Recovery - Zeiss Microscopes 1945-60: Bob Nuttall, Edinburgh (4 pages)
  • Photomicrography: Peter McBeath
  • A condenser from my gash box: Neville Bradpiece, Manchester
  • An abbreviated Book List: WG Hartley

 

January 2001 (Issue No 48)

  • Announcements of Meetings of interest
  • DIY Maintainance with Trepidation: Neville Bradpiece (3 pages)
  • A Microscopist's Book Collection: Mike Samworth (4 pages)
  • Micro-Fungi: When and where to find them (Part 9 November) Thomas Brittain (published 1882) (2 pages)
  • More notes on microscopes from the far east: Charles J Cook (2 pages)

 

August 2000 (Issue No 47)

  • WWW Internet - new website address: Mike Mahon
  • Fluorescence Microscopy: Charles J Cook, Edington Westbury
  • Steve Edgar new Editor introduction
  • Microscopes from the far east: Roy Winsby, Manchester
  • Olympus CHK2 Microscope: Roy Winsby, Manchester
  • The reason why (fixed condensers): Neville Bradpiece, Manchester
  • A rant about prepared slides: RL Howey, Wyoming (5 pages)
  • Micro-Fungi: When and where to find them (Part 8 October) Thomas Brittain (published 1882)
  • New Paper: The identification of diatoms in river beds: Mike Walton, Middlewich
  • SUPPLEMENT: A Naturalist's Lab in a Coal Bin (14 pages): Prof RL Howey, Wyoming, USA

 

May 2000 (Issue No 46)

  • Neville N Bradpiece: Micrograph in RMS calendar 2000
  • Culturin and Collecting Micro-organisms safely: Prof RL Howey, Wyoming USA (6 pages)
  • For Amusement Only: Crystals for microscopy. Neville Bradpiece, Manchester (2 pages)
  • Some thoughts on trick illumination: WG Hartley, Seaford (3 pages)
  • Food for Though (and Blackbirds), Tony Smith, Little Hayfield
  • Letters to the Editor: David Sykes (Microscopy Hardware); Charles Cook (Bad Books), WH Ellis (Desmids)
  • Micro-Fungi: When and where to find them (Part 7 September) Thomas Brittain (published 1882)

 

January 2000 (Issue No 45)

  • Glass: Ken Davies, Sale, Cheshire (4 pages)
  • A Strongylocentrotus drobachiensis by any other name would smell as sweet: Prof RL Howey, Wyoming, USA (4 pages)
  • Boxing Clever: Microscope boxes. John Raddon
  • Micro-Fungi: When and where to find them (Part 6 August) Thomas Brittain (published 1882)

 

August 1999 (Issue No 44)

  • The care of the microscope. Spike Walker, Penkridge (3 pages)
  • Pseudo-microscopes: A cranky Essay. Prof RL Howey, Wyoming, USA (5 pages)
  • Slide label making made easy [Part 2]. Roy Winsby
  • Staining station. Colin J Kirk
  • Changing Fashions. John Raddon
  • Micro-Fungi: when and where to find them. [Part 5 July]  Thomas Brittain (published 1882)

 

May 1999 (Issue No 43)

  • Foraminifera sand from the Scottish Highlands. Roy Winsby
  • Seascape - A new novel three-dimensional slide. Roy Winsby
  • Obituary - Herbert S Henderson ( -1999). Roy Winsby
  • Scanning pond samples at high magnifications. Prof WL Howey, Wyoming, USA (2 pages)
  • Quo Vadis? (Wither goest thou?). Neville Bradpiece, Manchester (2 pages)
  • Slide label making made easy. Tom Moore, Peterborough
  • Micro-Fungi: when and where to find them. [Part 4 June]  Thomas Brittain (published 1882)
  • Rings! Ten a penny!. Tom Moore, Peterborough
  • Coasters. Roy Winsby
  • Aromatherapy oils for microscopy. Terry Dennett, London


January 1999 (Issue No 42)

  • Beginners -Start here. Max Lovatt, Southam
  • Who counts the pollen. William Ells, Maidstone
  • More Light commentary. Charles J Cook, Westbury
  • Test slide for oil immersion objectives. Gilbert Hartley, Seaford
  • French resin mountant. WE Dickinson, Barnsley
  • Micro-Fungi: when and where to find them. [Part 3 May]  Thomas Brittain (published 1882)
  • Unravelling the mysteries of microscope boxes. C Hammond, Leeds
  • Book Review "The Usborne Complete book of the Microscope" . Brian Singleton, Weybridge
  • Book Review "Microscopical Mounts and Mounters" Brian Bracegirdle. Roy Winsby
  • Book Reviews: Bad Books "The Technique of Photomicrography" & "Photomicrography". Spike Walker, Penkridge.
  • A miniature telescope. Don Bruce, Northiam
  • Important dates- Meetings


August 1998 (Issue No 41)

  • Protozoan Houses. Prof RL Howey, Wyoming, USA (4 pages)
  • A little light commentary. Neville Bradpiece, Manchester
  • Micro-Fungi: when and where to find them. [Part 2 Mar-Apr]  Thomas Brittain (published 1882): (4 pages)
  • Coefficient Jelly. Terry Dennett, London
  • Indian Microwriting. Denis Gregory, Plymouth
  • Zeiss Lenses. John H Birds, Dronfield
  • An aid to hand picking Foraminifera. Sid Harvey, Weston-super-mare
  • Optics for Wild Microscopes. Bob Nuttall, Glasgow
  • Looking at histology slides. Barry Ellam, Colchester


May 1998 (Issue No 40)

  • Refurbishing Russian MB series Microscopes. Don Bruce, Northiam
  • A method for preserving certain insects and arachnids. Prof Howey, Wyoming, USA
  • The Abbe condenser in a new light. Neville Bradpiece, Manchester (3 pages)
  • Micro-Fungi: when and where to find them. [Part 1 Jan-Feb] Thomas Brittain (published 1882): (4 pages)
  • Erecting the image. WH Hartley, Seaford
  • Information wanted on magic lantern Slides. Denis Gregory
  • A cutter for Rheinberg etc, Discs. Bryan Taylor, Maidstone
  • Losses of members - John Clegg, Joseph Lester, RWH Perks, Ken Preedy, John Roovers
  • Microphotograph slides, our equipment etc. Roy Winsby
  • Dog's bay sand. Roy Winsby
  • A Handbook of Sand - Osborn
  • Sand Museum, Germany

           January 1998 (Issue No 39)

  • Numerical aperture and ignotum per ignotius - Neville Bradpiece (3 pages)
  • A note on demonstrating food vacuoles in ciliates - RL Howey
  • Foraminifera sand - Roy Winsby (6 pages)
  • Beginner's corner- the stereoscopic microscope - Roy Winsby
  • A Watson slide of a leaf of a nettle: Roy Winsby
  • Lakeland microscopes: Roy Winsby
  • The Russian MBS-10 Stereoscopic microscope: Roy Winsby
  • Technical and optical equipment
  • Letters to the editor
  • A new atlas of Diatomaceae - Girodet
  • Does your brain hurt: Peter McBeath
  • Microscope repair service

August 1997 (Issue No 38)

  • Internet /WWW site for MMS: Mike Mahon, Manchester.
  • Drug Supplier Eats Babies. (Ants: Tom Moore, Peterborough
  • Poroids in the alveoli of Pinnulari:. Neville Bradpiece, Manchester (3 pages)
  • Culturing the Freshwater Bryozoan "Plumatella Repens". Prof RL Howey, Wyoming, USA
  • August Kohler. WG Hartley, Seaford
  • A desmid form new to the British Flora - Cosmarium tetrachondrum Lundell forma: WH Ells, Maidstone
  • Equipment of deceased members (part 2): Roy Winsby
  • Lyme Disease .. continued
  • How do they do that? ... continued
  • Postal Microscopical Society
  • Bookfind. John Raddon
  • Letter to the Editor. Mrs Joan Bingley, Cobham.
  • Bees
  • Practical Microscopy, A Novel Viewer: Peter McBeath, Morpeth
  • Discs - for Rheinberg: Don Bruce, Northiam

May 1997 (Issue No 37)

  • Microscope Illumination for Beginner:. WH Ells, Maidstone.
  • Inexpensive Water-Immersion Microscopy: RL Howey, Wyoming.
  • Murder Most Foul (wasps): Alan Turnock, Crewe
  • Identifying the British Cladocera (Water Fleas). D Walker, Huddersfield.
  • The Metal-Coated Slide - What it is and What it does. NN Bradpiece, Manchester.
  • Meteorite:. P McBeath, Morpeth.
  • Ammonites and Jurassic Mud. P McBeath, Morpeth.
  • Obituaries: Ian Claude Fitch (1903-1997) Past President MMS: AG Heys.
  • How do they do it? (Tooth-Eye grafts). R Winsby
  • New Meetings Organiser - Mike Mahon
  • Microscope Dealers and Microscope Shops: Roy Winsby
  • Frogs: R Winsby. (2 pages)
  • The Written Word (slide labelling): J Raddon.
  • Lyme Disease: R Winsby.
  • The Wild M20 Research Microscope: D Bruce, Northiam.
  • The Carl Zeiss Organisation Today. R Winsby.

ISSN 1360-6301 Edited by Roy Winsby

January 1997 (Issue No 36)

  • Supplement: Dancer and the Annual Meeting of the British Association in Manchester: SE Warren, Edinburgh (12 pages)
  • On Dustmites and Gastrotrichs: RL Howey, Wyoming
  • Obituary - Francis St D Rowntree, OBE. 1928-1996: Roy Winsby, Manchester
  • See What I Mean? (on contrast and visibility). NN Bradpiece, Manchester (3 pages)
  • More Thought about Binocular Tubes: Spike Walker, Stafford (2 pages)
  • Some Thoughts on Incident Lighting: WG Hartley, Seaford
  • Shopping for Bits. John Raddon
  • Microscopy 'On Peril on the Sea': HH Huxley, Cambridge
  • New Treasurer - Frank Coaker / need Meetings Secretary
  • Mechanical stage for the Watson Service Microscope: AW Brooker
  • Rheinberg Illumination
  • Wooton Bassett
  • Parasitic Wasp 'Dinocamopus Coccinellae': Roy Winsby
  • The Society's Instruments
  • Equipment of Deceased Members
  • How do you Measure Up? (on shearing eyepieces): Don Bruce, Northiam
  • Freshwater Algae - Their Microscopic World Explored. Book Review - Frank Rowntree
  • Microscopists Sales and Wants -January 1997.

ISSN 1360-6301 Edited by Roy Winsby

August 1996 (Issue No 35)

  • Below the Stage: N N Bradpiece (3 pages)
  • Obituary - Robert B Park
  • Acarapis Woodi Rennie - a mite: RB Park
  • Darkground etc continued: WG hartley
  • British Testate Rhizopods: Keith Brocklehurst
  • Book Review - Fundamentals of the Fungi - Moore-Landecker: F Rowntree
  • Stereoscopic Vision: Roy Winsby (2 pages)
  • Ammonites: Peter McBeath
  • Dustmites: WH Ells
  • Rowney's Poster & Watercolour Varnish (Mounting Medium): Terry Dennett
  • Ringing Table made from Computer Hard Disk Drive: EW Taylor
  • Pseudo-Scorpions: JH Murgatroyd
  • Obituary - John Morris McArthur: Frank Rowntree
  • The McArthur Microscope: Don Bruce (2 pages)

May 1996 (Issue No 34)

  • Darkground & Rheinberg Revisited: MV Salmon (3 pages)
  • Miss BG Harthan at 90, menmber since 1937 - equipment donation
  • Experiments with Immersion Oil: Neville Bradpiece (2 pages)
  • Refractive Index - A note for the beginner: Roy Winsby
  • Sale of Library books: Peter McBeath
  • New Books: Exploring with the microscope - Nachtigall: Reviewed by Roy Winsby, Notes on Modern Microscope Manufacturers - Brian Bracegirdle: Reviewed by Roy Winsby, Scientific Photomacrography - Brian Bracegirdle: Reviewed by Frank Rowntree
  • Old Catalogues, manuals, etc
  • Microphotograph Slides
  • Meteorites, Micrometeorites, Meteroids:Alastair McBeath
  • Micscape Magazine
  • Sales & Wants
  • Books on Foraminefera
  • First Steps Booklet
  • The CTS M25 Microscope:
  • Inflation Values: Roy Winsby

January 1996 (Issue No 33)

  • ISSN for Micro Miscellanea 1360-6301 .. now also includes the News-Sheets
  • The Culpeper Microscope: Roy Winsby
  • Sale of the Society's Microscopes
  • Index to Newsletters & News-Sheets
  • Handy Cell for examining Live Pond Life: Ian C Fitch
  • The Modern Camera Lucida: WH Ells (2 pages)
  • Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope: Peter McBeath
  • Microscopy in Victorian Times: Roy Winsby
  • Colour CCTV Video Microscopy: Keith G Brocklehurst
  • Dance of the Honey Bee - Magnetic Field of the Earth: Robert Park
  • Baker Series IV BQ MIcroscope: Mike Samworth (2 pages)
  • Sales & Wants
  • Microscope Repairers
  • The Widescreen Centre
  • Zeiss Micro Manipulator
  • Diatom Exhibition Slides
  • Booklets: Roy Winsby

August 1995 (Issue No 32)

  • Drawing Through the Microscope: Roy Winsby (4 pages)
  • Pigmented Protozoa: RL Howey (2 pages)
  • New Lamp for the MBS-9 microscope: Arthur Barron
  • Wasps at work: Ian C Fitch (2 pages)
  • Public Libraries: Peter McBeath
  • Contributers to Desmid Literature: WH Ells
  • Specimen collecting in Wyoming: RL Howey
  • The Society's Instruments

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