Brass microscope oil lamp in fitting case

Brass microscope oil lamp in fitting case

Stock Number: FG_21005


A microscope oil lamp, designed to use with kerosene/paraffin oil, 2nd half of the 19th century.



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UK and Ireland, North America

Categories: Scientific, Microscopy, Natural history, Magic Lanterns & Optical Toys


This is a relatively large oil lamp for use with a microscope. It is designed to use kerosene, also known as paraffin oil. Please see the photos for details.

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IL Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh was the mythological hero of the cultures of ancient West Asia, who set out on a journey in which he sought youth and eternal life.
Fleaglass Gilgamesh is located in Israel. As an archaeologist researching the material culture of the distant past and using the microscope as a major research tool, for more than two decades I have collected microscopes from the first 300 years of existence of this amazing tool and researched the cultural context of their use. Passion has become an obsession and I cultivate the full and almost unique West Asian collection of historical microscopes. Respectively, I put up for sale surplus or interesting items from the collection. I would be happy to advise any interested collector free of charge. Needless to say, I would love to send photos, information and bibliographic references, and discuss the sale details of the items offered here for sale.

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