J. Zentmayer brass microscope (c.1880)

J. Zentmayer brass microscope (c.1880)

Stock Number: 1726


A very fine American Histological Model by Zentmayer. It is signed on the stand, “J Zentmayer, Phila, Pat’d Aug 15 76.”



Country of manufacture

North America

Categories: Scientific, Microscopy


A very fine American Histological Model by Zentmayer.  It is signed on the stand, “J Zentmayer, Phila, Pat’d Aug 15 76.”  The instrument is 24 cm tall in closed position.  It has rack and pinion coarse focus, and micrometer knob fine focus.  All rack work in excellent operating condition. The lenses  produce very clear images of good contrast.  The substage tailpiece assembly swings laterally for oblique illumination.  The substage mirror is plano-concave in very fine condition.  The substage condenser is a stop housing with no stops.  The microscope is finished in lacquered brass with a machined base.  The lacquer coverage is complete and in very fine condition with only minimal wear.  The microscope is housed in its own hand dove tailed walnut case with brass carry handle with lock but no key, and interior accessory drawer.  The case is in overall excellent usable condition.  

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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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