A fine duo of bullseye condensers for SoA and Crouch No. 2 microscopes.
The first standing 14 cm. tall (extendable to 24 cm.) has friction fit horizontal motion (with top knot) and a solid brass base (5 cm. dia.) and the second, a DOUBLE articulating 19 cm. (extendable to 29 cm.) with leaded brass base (5 cm. diam.). Both in top cosmetic and optical condition with fine knurling of the brass work. The smaller is typically found in a Society of Arts case or other No. 2 and 3 stands. The larger, slender and more compact (folding), is typically found in a No. 2 Crouch travelling microscope case. Often robbed out, they can be used for the office desktop as magnifiers or for completion of existing microscope kits. Priced the same and your choice.
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Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).
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