A medium-size model microscope signed on the tube “M[ais]on E. Hart[nack] & A. Praz[mowski], A. Prazmowski succ[esseu]r, Rue Bonaparte 1, Paris”, with serial number “20987”, ca. 1880.
We know that Adam Prazmowski (1821-1885) entered into an industrial relation with the company of E. Hartnack the 1st March 1865 of which he has become in 1878 the exclusive owner.
So we can date this micoscope according with the signature and the serial number circa 1880.
The microscope and its accessories are preserved in their original mahogany case.
The present microscope comes with four eyepieces (numbered 1, 2, 3 and 3) and one objective unumbered.
Are lost the Oberheauser-type large camera lucida and the bull’s eye condenser.
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