Baker London Brass Monocular Microscope Extra Large Boxed Antique

Baker London Brass Monocular Microscope Extra Large Boxed Antique

£1695

Circa

1860

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Microscopy

Description

Offered for sale;
Extra large lacquered brass monocular microscope by Baker, circa 1860
Height of microscope closed without eyepiece
Tri-foot damascened base, the rear foot engraved Baker 244 High Holborn London, plano concave mirror, coarse rack focus on limb, oblong mechanical stage with rotatable sliding super stage.

Square mechanical sub stage with wheel rotatable center.
The fine dovetailed mahogany box with heavy duty brass handle, original working lock and key.
Accessories, all probably original, including;
Four eyepieces, all unmarked.
Three objectives unmarked, one with correction collar, all in Baker London marked canisters.
Sub-stage options, stops wheel and analizer.

Polarizer screws to back of objectives.
Stage forceps
Compressor one glass missing.
Large bulls eye condenser
Original golden lacquer and bronzed surfaces, lacquer contact and age worn in places.
All motions, focusing, stage and substage all very good and smooth.

Good clear optics throughout.
A most impressive and imposing microscope, height closed without eyepiece 18,3/8″ or 467mm.
Baker made various versions of these large microscopes, I believe this is the largest and most heavily built with fatter body tube larger adjusting wheels and bigger base.
Boxed weight 13.7 kilos

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As a fine art sculpture graduate I have applied my appreciation and understanding of form and function to my lifelong professional career in the antiques trade. Over forty years dealing in what I considered worthy, within the fields of decorative arts and sciences, I have always purchased over a wide spectrum and look forward to offering an exciting variety of stimulating pieces.

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