A simple FleaGlass microscope with live-box, early 19th century
Brass body with a turned walnut handle, built-in live-box in which a specimen could be viewed.
One of the 2 round glasses to hold the specimen in position has an hairline and is quite dirty but this doesn’t affect the vision (I put a slice of wood to test it, visible in the pictures)
Dimension: length 10cm (4″ inches)
Please check similar example inside the Billings collection Catalogue fig. 389, or Singular Beauty n. 98.
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