A Buron Compound Microscope, France, Circa 1840s’

A Buron Compound Microscope, France, Circa 1840s’




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Categories: Scientific, Microscopy


This unsigned microscope is French and was made by Noël François Joseph Buron around 1840s’. This is a rare example mounted on a heavy round base and not case-mounted.

For very similar example illustrated in the Buron 1844 catalogue and some examples sold for the American market, see, the figure 3 on the Stevenson website :



The microscope is in general good condition : its preserves its original optics, its original mirror (with a large crack but with not loss and still reflecting well), its condenser lens mounted on the side of the body tube and its substage rotative diaphgram. Futhermore, 4 boxwood slides from the period.

Everything is cased in its original travelling box.

The microscope measures 27cm height and the case 26x12x7 cm.

A rare survivor from Buron production.

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