Charles Baker, Moginie’s Traveller’s Microscope, 1870
Stock Number: FG_21052
The Baker Moginie-style traveling microscope is one of the first attempts to create a sturdy field microscope for professional use. It was designed by William Moginie in 1867 and manufactured by Charles Baker. It is described in Baker's 1868 catalog and is today frequently referred to as a Baker Mogine-style or more simply a Mogine microscope.
C. Baker, London
Country of manufacture
UK and Ireland
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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.