A complete and working micro-projector signed “Precision / micro-projector / n° 1099 / made by / Flatters & Garnette Ltd / 309, Oxford Rd Manchester 13” and datable around 1920s’.
“A cylindrical pillar stands on a flat tripod base with an inner pillar telescopes upwards and is held by a tightening screw.
The optical components and light source are carried on a beam at the top of the stand. The joint allows the assembly to tilt and a lever locks it in position. The light source is positioned at one end of the beam and is powered by a separate transformer. The light passes though a glass chamber, a stage with a condenser and a projecting microscope [here preserved with two objective], all on sliding mounts. The condenser and microscope have rack and pinion focusing. The microscope body tube has a rotating objective changer at one end. A slot at the other end of the tube holds a projection lens.”
At the top a rotative miror we can be protrected with a lid cap.
All the rack and pinion work perfectly, the instrument was formely polished and there some consolidation but it is in good general and working condition.
Size : around 80-90 cm height.
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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.