Christmas slides

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

Diatom 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.

Silver-plated diatoms

Barber Christmas slide


Silver-plated diatoms

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 the late Brian Davidson who kindly provided the photographs for a previous version of the website.

Christmas slide by J. W. Page

Page Christmas slidePage Christmas slide close-up

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!

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