Early 19th Century “Withering cylindrical type” simple microscope

Early 19th Century “Withering cylindrical type” simple microscope



early 19th Century

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Microscopy


The case is a pasteboard cylinder covered with red leather. 

The instrument is made from three discs of brass separated by two pillars. 

The lowest disc is the base and the pillars between that and the stage carry the concave mirror direct. 

The stage has a stepped opening carrying a live box. 

The lens carries three screw-in simple lenses, usable separately or together. 

Measurements: 9cm, diam.: 4cm – case: 9,7cm, diam.: 5cm 


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IT Eppursimuove


Eppursimuove is located in the northwest of Italy. I deal with antique scientific instruments and their history. This passion has turned into a profession that leads me every day in search of ancient instruments that helped us to observe, measure, explore and know the sky and the earth. They still amaze and make us wonder, as they did for their original makers and users. For this reason they must be preserved and collected. Please feel free contact me if you need more information on listed items. Thanks.
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