Culpeper-Type Microscope, 1806 – 1820 signed by William Harris and Son, London. The makers name is on the stage and a label inside of the door. The focus mechanism are working but there some tooth broken and optically yields are good as well with original mirror. The laquer brass is in good condition. There are several assecories as there is 5 objects, Bonnani stage, fish/frog plate, brass container with Lieberkuhn reflector and a sleeve, brass flange, Ivory container for slidesglasses and 5 bone slides,
The top handle of the pyramidal box is missing and the case is 41 cm high.
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Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.
As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.