SOLD – Unusual style compound microscope in case

SOLD – Unusual style compound microscope in case



1830 - 40

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Microscopy


SOLD – Circa 1830 / 40, unsigned lacquered brass compound microscope, very similar in the style of Carpenter including the lay-out of the accessories, quite large: the height with the draw tube fully up is 16.25″ (41  cms) and 14.25″ (36 cms) pushed down. Adjustment is push / pull to the drawtube with a fine focus thumb-wheel to bottom of the tube. The drawtube body is a push fit to the top limb and the rack and pinion stem of the microscope is pivoted via a compass joint to the unusual 6.5″ circular base. The mahogany case has a good range of accessories including 8 objectives, two of which are ‘achromatic’ in canisters.  The case sits on four bun feet, complete with lock and key.

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GB Scientific Inspirations

Scientific Inspirations

I live in Lancashire (U.K.) and have been a dealer and collector of scientific and nautical instruments for a number of years. My stock has included some fine items from museums and colleges, which were surplus to their requirements. I occasionally purchase some interesting items from abroad, having established some reliable sources.

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