Charles Collins London Brass Microscope Boxed

Charles Collins London Brass Microscope Boxed

£395

Circa

1880

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Microscopy

Description

Offered for sale;
Charles Collins student monocular microscope, circa 1880.
Engraved on the modified Crouch style foot;
C. Collins Optician 157 Great Portland Street London
Collins made the tube of these microscopes uncommonly large in diameter – this was so eyepieces from all his microscopes would be interchangeable.
Course and fine focus, sub stage stop wheel, 1/4″ marked objective case with three stacked lenses, concave mirror and mahogany box.
In good working order showing typical signs of age and use, the body tube lacquer worn, no splits or perishing to the brass, the box with shrinkage split to the back.
The advertisement lists available accessories and prices.

Height of box 11,1/4″ or 285mm.

Guaranteed old and original.

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GB Cog Scientific

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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