A very good example of this typical dissecting or botanist simple microscope from the production of Arthur Chevalier, with its specal design, created by Arthur Chevalier himself.
The microscope is signed “Docteur Arthur Chevalier Optien Palais-Royal Paris”, so datable between 1870 (date Arthur Chevalier awarded an honorary doctoral degree) and 1874 (date of the death of Arthur).
This microscope is described as “Microscope simple, avec pied en fonte de fer vernie, etc.” under the number 28 on the Arthut Chevalier catalogue published in 1869.
The present example is perfectly preserved, with three doublets numbered 4, 6 and 10, a round stage and two boxes for preparing slides. It is in god working condition and in perfect cosmetical condition.
Also preserved in its original box bearing the label of Hyppolite Chavériat, a French amateur botanist from the time, member of the Société botanique de France.
An excellent example of this good Arthur Chevalier simple microscope.
The box measures 17x17x12 cm.
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