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May 14, 2012

Look closer.

srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1337039946 ) Play
2012-05-18

Slightly obscure question. What are these tiny devices called? They were created more as an amusement than a scientific instrument. The bottom part of (2) is a good clue.

 

Cracked by: Bipin Banavalikar , Manish Achuth , raklodramA , rickde , KK , Sumanth Patlolla , badideabear , Bharath , Rogi and Amarendra Kumar

Answer:
Stanhopes, introduced to the world as ‘microscopic photo jewelry’. These tiny lenses could be attached to microphotos to view them without the need of a microscope.

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11 Responses to “Look closer.”

  1. Bipin Banavalikar
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    Stanhopes and also called Stanho-scopes


  2. Manish Achuth
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    Stanhope rings.


  3. Stanhope gentleman’s rings I have. Stanhopes or Stanho-scopes are optical devices that enable the viewing of microphotographs without using a microscope. They were invented by René Dagron in 1857.


  4. rickde
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    Stanhopes or Stanho-scopes
    microscopic photo-jewelry


  5. KK
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    stanhope


  6. Sumanth Patlolla
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    Vintage Stanhope Gentleman’s Ring


  7. badideabear
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    Antique Stanhope “gentlemen’s” microscopic nude lady picture viewer… ahhahahaha


  8. Bharath
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    Stanhopes or Stanho-scopes or Stanhope rings – optical devices that enable the viewing of microphotographs without using a microscope.


  9. Rogi
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    Stanhopes


  10. Amarendra Kumar
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    Stanhopes.
    The “bottom part” was indeed a good clue!


  11. Ananth
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    I thought I had answered this one, but my answer is missing. Admins, could you pls check.


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