A rare set of handle and table simple microscope signed “Loupes de recherche Benoist Berthiot”.
The company Benoist Berthiot waas established in Paris and active from late 1880s’.
The very unusual present set is datable circa 1915-1920 and it is a early example of a light aluminium simple microscope.
The condition is superb.
The case measures 19x12x5 cm
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