Morton’s ophthalmoscope.

Morton’s ophthalmoscope.

Stock Number: 351024 B

€ 160,-


case 12 x 5 x 1,5 cm.



Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Medicine, Therapeutic & Functional Aids, Other Medical Antiques


A good late 19th early 20th century Morton’s ophthalmoscope. The embossed mahogany wooden case is lined with green leather and is in excellent condition with a secure latch and hinge. The handle is brass and ivory. The big mirror has a crack, further on in good condition as is the chain of lens mechanism. The Morton’s Ophthalmoscope is signed by Curry and Paxton London and the owner was Walter W. H. Tate. Measurements case 12 x 5 x 1,5 cm.

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NL Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.

As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.