An Early 19th century Botanist or FleaGlass Microscope with built-in Live Box

An Early 19th century Botanist or FleaGlass Microscope with built-in Live Box

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well preserved with a good patina

Dimensions

4 inches long

Circa

1800 ca.

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Category: Microscopy

Description

A simple FleaGlass microscope with live-box, early 19th century

Brass body with a turned walnut handle, built-in live-box in which a specimen could be viewed.
One of the 2 round glasses to hold the specimen in position has an hairline and is quite dirty but this doesn’t affect the vision (I put a slice of wood to test it, visible in the pictures)
Probably English

Dimension: length 10cm (4″ inches)

Please check similar example inside the Billings collection Catalogue fig. 389, or Singular Beauty n. 98.

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IT Scienzantica

Scienzantica

Based in Florence, Italy, I have been collecting antique scientific instruments for the last 10 years. Some years ago I decided to turn this passion into my job, so I opened my personal website to sell all over the world. Thanks to my experience I managed to gain my client's trust offering an accurate service and good quality items. I sell all kinds of scientific instruments, especially French and Italian drawing sets. For more info you can contact me via email - scienzantica@gmail.com

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