A good Schieck-type German compound microscope, circa 1870

A good Schieck-type German compound microscope, circa 1870

390 euros

Country of manufacture

Germany

Category: Microscopy

Description

A good and cased Schieck-type German brass compound microscope, unsigned and we can date circa 1870.

The microscope has a fine focus typical from Schieck production, placed under the stage.

“The fine focus is achieved by tilting the stage. The mechanism of the fine adjustment works through a knurled knob that penetrates the lower column, which works against a spring to tilt the stage.” (see here : http://www.antique-microscopes.com/photos/Schieck-in-Berlin-1402-microscope.htm).

Otherwise, the fixed small model of microscope has a rack and pinion adjustement.

The microscopes comes with three eyepieces and three objectives.

It is preserved in its original wooden case in fine condition.

Box measures 28x12x10 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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