A Polyprism Magnifier & Simple Microscope

A Polyprism Magnifier & Simple Microscope

Euro 390



Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Category: Microscopy


A Victorian Polyprism Magnifier Simple Microscope, England c.1860.

A simple microscope applied to a popular instrument of amusement in Victorian times. It has a single lens magnifier with screw focus and internally a specimen iron spike in front of a green faceted glass, or polyprism.

Red burgundy leather covered brass tube with gilding.

Length: 3.2cm (1 ¼”).  

Ref. R.V. Giordano “Singular Beauty”, n. 117.

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Alpha et Omega is a recently established firm, based in Milan, Italy. We specialise in antique Scientific Instruments and rare Books to supply collections worldwide. Focus is given to optical and time-related instruments, especially before the Industrial Revolution but we are also interested in rare-to-find scientific and natural items and wunderkammer objects. Alpha et Omega also deals in rare books related to Early Science and Scientific Instruments. Please feel free to contact us for individual requests or desiderata.

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