~EXCELLENT LARGE SOLAR MICROSCOPE by W&S JONES~

~EXCELLENT LARGE SOLAR MICROSCOPE by W&S JONES~

$1300 US + shipping (OBO)

An excellent, large format solar microscope by W&S Jones, London

Dimensions

10 x 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 5 1/2

Circa

1820

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Category: Microscopy

Description

An excellent example of a large format solar microscope by W&S Jones c.1820. Near perfect golden lacquer and mirror, this microscope was the pinnacle of the era. No case and a few accessories including large boxwood slider, brass magnification slider numbered 1-6 and additional lens numbered 5&6. Perfect rack and pinion focusing, spring loaded slider port, all lenses intact. Conical body terminates at the adjustable 5 1/2″ square window plate (horizontal and vertical adjustment to the mirror), the mirror is 10 1/2 x 3 1/2″ as is the body tube. Signed on the plate, W & S. Jones, 30 Holborn, London.  Great display piece !!

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Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).

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