Case of an early form Edmund Culpeper microscope, ca. 1725
Stock Number: FG_22022
An original case for an early tripod (AKA "Culpeper") microscope by Edmund Culpeper (1660 - 1738). It fits a 1st model Culpeper microscope. The case is in excellent condition, I believe the lock has been replaced with a new one but the key is missing. It is missing the sticker with the crossed daggers inside, as many of these do, but it is undoubtedly of Culpeper's. On the inner side of the door, there is an old (but modern) torn sticker typed with an old typewriter: "by ...dward Culpeper 1725 in the reign of George II". The dimensions can be seen in the second photo.
Country of manufacture
UK and Ireland
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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.