An Early 20th Century Example Of A Cased, English “Davon” Micro=Telescope Outfit, With Original Brochure.

An Early 20th Century Example Of A Cased, English “Davon” Micro=Telescope Outfit, With Original Brochure.

Stock Number: 20171203

£535.00 GBP

Offered for Sale is this fine example of this now difficult to find instrument, made by F.Davidson and Co London. Consisting of a telescope made of brass, covered with quality pig skin, complete with an extending sunshade, a removeable rear section, with a racked micro focus wheel,also covered in quality pig skin. All stitching is sound. The objective lens has a diameter of 2", and the eyepiece lens is stamped "Davon No2". Optics are clear and focus accurate. The rear section unscrews, and then becomes a hand held simple microscope, again, with a clear image. Complete with it's original tripod, leather case, and shoulder sling..

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Circa

C 1920

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Telescopes, Microscopy

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Offered for Sale is this fine example of this now difficult to find instrument, made by F.Davidson and Co London. Consisting of a telescope made of brass, covered with quality pig skin, complete with an extending sunshade, a removeable rear section, with a racked micro focus wheel,also covered in quality pig skin. All stitching is sound. The objective lens has a diameter of 2″, and the eyepiece lens is stamped “Davon No2”. Optics are clear and focus accurate. The rear section unscrews, and then becomes a hand held simple microscope, again, with a clear image. Complete assembly measures ..13-3/4 inches. There is a tripod, with a bracket that adjusts to the circumferance of the main body. It is hinged, and folds up, so that it can be fitted into it’s case. The tripod has hinged metal legs with a matt black finish. The main support situated on top of the tripod. is brass, with adjusting levers. The bracket is of brass, to a now worn anodised green finish.   The adjustment/focus, racked screw is clearly stamped “F.Davidson and Co/London Patent No 13251-12/London W“. Contained in it’s original fitted and lined leather case, complete with 2 intact closing tab,buckle, and buckles.  The lining is basically sound, with signs of  some wear to the lid interior, and main case lining, with the  “The Davon Patent” emblem, now partially worn The case also contains 2 spare eyepiece lenses, stamped “Davon No 5″ & No 6”. The tree branch/wood screw mount, is missing [ rarely used].  The leather case measures 15″ X 4-1/2″ X 3″ This is a very good example, both for condition and completeness,  with it’s original “Brochure A”, not only featuring this item,  “The Davon Patent Micro -Telescope”, but also other instruments made by F.Davidson & Co. This not only lists original prices, but indicates that this Brochure was printed just after the Great War C1920.

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GB Millais Antiques

I have been interested in scientific instruments since my grammar school days in the 1950s then university at Guys Hospital, London, where I qualified in 1961, and then working as a Dental Surgeon, until retirement from that profession, in 2004.. My antiques business was set up 45 years ago, having followed in the footsteps of my father. Throughout this time I have dealt in scientific instruments, mainly of a military connection. This includes military instruments, microscopes, compasses, Nauticalia, Telescopes, large and small, Binoculars, especially of the German and British Naval forces of the 2nd WW, general optical items and even writing cases.

I attend the Science Fair in,London, and other Antique Fairs, especially the IACF Fairs, at Ardingly, West Sussex, The "Military Odyssey" at Detling, Kent, and occasionaly,the Bisley Fairs, and Birmingham, at the NMM.

To contact me by email, my primary address is ..geoff@millaisantiques.co.uk, but in order to reach my electronic devices, namely my iPhone/iPad, please either Cc, or direct to them, via my secondary email ... millaisantiques75@gmail.com

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