A Brunner large model of drum microscope, circa 1840

A Brunner large model of drum microscope, circa 1840

750 euros



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Categories: Scientific, Microscopy


A rare drum microscope signed “Brunner à Paris rue des Bernardins”.

This microscope is the large model manufactured by the Swiss-born Parisian instrument maker, Jean Brunner, a high quality instrument maker who offered for sale surveying and optical instruments of great and improved construction like the present drum microscope.

Indeed, this microscope have an unusual drum base with a gimbal mount for the mirror. 

Furthermore, the stage is very original with two horizontal micrometric screws.

The objective have four achromatic doubles.

A rare and important French signature.


Some spots of rust on the original lackers but the microscope is mechanicaly and opticaly in perfect condition.

Height : 30 to 37 cm.

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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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