Looking for the perfect Christmas present for a microscopist? Here are some presents from past Christmases that would delight any collector of microscope slides, in the unlikely event that you were able to track them down.
Klaus Kemp’s Christmas tree
This slide of arranged diatoms was in the collection of the late Tony Saunders-Davies, and was photographed by Tony under Rheinberg illumination.
Klaus Kemp offers to make special slides, so you can contact him via his website (www.diatoms.co.uk) to see if he would be willing to make another Christmas slide.
A very unusual slide, prepared by W. D. Fleming and sent to a fortunate recipient by H. G. Barber in 1964. This slide was owned by Brian Davidson who kindly provided the photographs for a previous version of the website.
Christmas slide by J. W. Page
Another contribution from Brian Davidson, a Christmas slide by J. W. Page of Clarke & Page. He is known to have sent out special mounts to his friends at Christmas, and one other is recorded for 1925. The recipient of this slide was Dr D. S. Spence.
Season’s compliments to all!