A good wooden Nuremberg microscope of the rarer shape “a chapelle”.
Late 18th-early 19th century
Dimension: 21,5cm (8 ½”) close; 28cm (11”) extended.
This microscope is made entirely in wood with the exception of the body tube, draw-tube and eyepiece which are cardboard covered with paper and capped with wooden rings.
Screwed eye-cap and objective screwed cover are present.
It has an eye lens, field lens and objective.
It comes together a wooden slide with 3 preparates.
Rare model of the famous wooden Nuremberg microscope toys, manufactured during the turn of the 18th and 19 century in Southern Germany.
More uncommon than the other, Culpeper-type, model, always in wood.
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