A cased Browning binocular microscope number 404, circa 1880

A cased Browning binocular microscope number 404, circa 1880




Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Category: Microscopy


An English brass binocular microscope signed “John Browning London” and numbered “404”. We can date the microscope, circa 1880.

The microscope is a classic Browning binocular example with Wenham binocular double body tube and pirsme (the prism has small external cracks and very little lacks but it is still working), a rack and pinion focus and fine adjustment.

The stage has two rack and pinion, for horizontal and vertical movements. The binocular space between the two eyes can be adjusted by sliding.

The microscope preserved also is sub-stage condenser, a substage rotative diaphragm and his mounted bulleye.

The microscope was formerly entirely polished and his preserved in a nice case also formerly refurbished.

Size of the case : 40x17x21 cm ; height of the microscope : 40 to 43 cm.

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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris at 5 rue de Condé, 75006, very close to Odéon, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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