Manchester Microscopical & Natural History Society

John Benjamin Dancer

1812-1887

19th Century Manchester Instrument Maker & Inventor of Microphotography

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Acknowledgements

I am indebted to the enthusiasm generated by Stuart Talbot, trader in antique microscopes in the Portobello Road, a permanent exhibition in the old railway station at the Manchester NW Museum of Science and Industry and to Roy Winsby of the Manchester Microscopical Society for the interest leading to the production of these pages. I also gratefully acknowledge the excellent research involved in the referenced articles. I only hope JBD would approve of shrinking his images even further and transmitting them electronically over the internet!

Mike Mahon, School of Biological Sciences, University of Manchester


Created February 1997 / Last Updated January 2006

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