An excellent Fram Watson & Son microscope circa 1905

An excellent Fram Watson & Son microscope circa 1905




Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Microscopy


A very good example of this classic tripod microscope signed “Watson & Son”, “Hight Street London” and “Fram 8686”.

According the the shape of the tripod base and the serial number we can date this microscope between 1902 and 1912.

The microscope is perfectly preserved and has preserved all its original lacker.

It preserves also 4 original eyepieces and 3 original objectives.

Everything is cased in its original wooden box.

For a full history of this model of microcope see here :


The box measures 32x23x18cm.

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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris at 5 rue de Condé, 75006, very close to Odéon, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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