~A GOOD MICROSCOPE PART COMPENDIUM by DOLLOND, LONDON~

~A GOOD MICROSCOPE PART COMPENDIUM by DOLLOND, LONDON~

$1900 US + shipping

A GOOD PART COMPENDIUM by DOLLOND of LONDON CONSISTING OF A COMPOUND/SIMPLE MICROSCOPE WITH TWELVE LENSES/EYEPIECES !!!

Dimensions

13 x 8 x 3 inches

Circa

1800

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Category: Microscopy

Description

A good part compendium by Dollond. Signed on the stage”Dollond.London”, the compendium consists of a compound/simple Ellis-type microscope mounted on the top of the case with pyramidal base on a round, brass ferrule. All optics intact with 6 regular, numbered lenses and 4 Lieberkuhned lenses together with 2 additional eyepieces of various magnification. Aquatic motion is achieved primarily by pivoting the stage and sliding the arm because the pillar is fixed. This was originally a solar compendium ( diminutive solar microscope is now likely sitting on a shelf somewhere). Sadly these things get separated over time even though they are numbered (7). The rest of the set includes stage forceps, glass stage insert, 4 (of 6) numbered, ivory sliders, two talc boxes (one brass, one ivory), the knurled screws for the solar window plate, 2 of 3 numbered, brass sliders for the solar microscope and a 2″ mirror (needs replacing for maximum efficiency). The flame mahogany case measures 13 x 8 x 3″ and has wonderful brass key escutcheon indicative of late 18th/early 19th century microscopes. c.1800. Mechanically perfect with internal rack and pinion focusing. 

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Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).

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