A Very-Early Queen & Co. Cased Compound-Monocular Microscope

A Very-Early Queen & Co. Cased Compound-Monocular Microscope

$195.00

A Very-Early Queen & Co. Cased Compound-Monocular Microscope

Dimensions

Length of case: 8"

Circa

1850s

Country of manufacture

North America

Categories: Scientific, Microscopy

Description

A very early Queen & Co (Philadelphia) compound-monocular microscope in its original mahogany case.  There is a revolving disc of diaphragms below the stage and a bull’s-eye condenser on an adjustable arm. It retains most of its original lacquer. According to D.J. Warner’s introduction to the Jeremy Norman reprint of the Queen catalogs, James W. Queen (1811-1890) opened his business in 1853 at 264 Chestnut St. In 1858 ,as a result of a street renumbering, the address changed to 924 Chestnut. This allows us to say with confidence that this microscope was made between 1853-1858.  

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US M&R Gordon

Michael and Roberta Gordon have been dealing in medical and dental antiques for almost four decades. They have helped build a number of major private collections and have contributed to the holdings of many museums. They also deal in other scientific and technology related items, including calculating instruments, office machines, patent models and wine-related accessories such as corkscrews. ROBERTA GORDON IS A SKILLED RESTORER WHO CAN HELP YOU WITH ANY INSTRUMENTS AND CASES THAT NEED ATTENTION. Feel free to contact them for details at: mgordon1940@gmail.com or 718-623-6777