c.19th Watson Edinburgh microscope (c.1895)

c.19th Watson Edinburgh microscope (c.1895)

Stock Number: 1818


Offered for sale is a fine and excellent preserved c.19th Watson "H" Edinburgh microscope (c.1895)



Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Microscopy


Offered for sale is a very fine and complete compound microscope outfit by WATSON & SONS – the Edinburgh H stand. It measures 13″ high when fully closed, and is marked, “W. WATSON & SONS, 313 High Holborn, London” on the base. 

The microscope measures 33 cm when fully closed and nearly 40 cm in its working position. Its fully integrated mechanical stage works smoothly in all directions. There is a lateral centering adjustment mechanism, filter holder and variable diaphragm. Coarse focus is rack and pinion, and fine focus is with a micrometer indicator knob on top of the column. Cosmetically this microscope is really in good condition, as it has hardly been never used,retaining all of the original Golden and black lacquer to the surface. Mechanically everything works just as it should. 

The microscope comes with a 1in Watson objective lens and an eyepiece with pointer

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ES Viafora

Based in Barcelona, Spain, Viafora specialises in antique scientific instruments, especially microscopes. Selling on eBay as 080bcn since 2003, Viafora has a record of excellent customer service.

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