John Preston Cutts, Universal microscope, simple and compound, inspired by Carpenter’s microscope, England, circa 1830 ; brass, steel, glass, bone and wood.
A rare, fine and complete model of a universal, simple and compound microscope, signed “J. P. Cutts Optician to Her Majesty Sheffield”.
Cutts was active between 1822 and 1836.
This microscope is a copy, with slight variations, of the microscope introduced by Carpenter as the “New Improved Compound Microscope for Opake and Transparent Objects” around 1830.
The microscope retains its 6 objectives for use as a compound microscope, its objective for use as a simple microscope, its condenser lens mounting on the stage, various liveboxes and slides.
Everything is preserved in its original wooden box.
The microscope measures approximately 46cm in height and the box 31x18x8cm.
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