Early Andrew Ross brass microscope (1848)

Early Andrew Ross brass microscope (1848)

Stock Number: 1916

550€

Offered for sale is an early and experimental microscope made by Andrew Ross with serial number #308 made around 1848

Dimensions

42x18.5x17 cm

Circa

1848

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Microscopy

Description

Offered for sale is an early and experimental microscope made by Andrew Ross with serial number #308 made around 1848 (See Turner, “The Great Age of the Microscope”, items 149-150.). Focus is rack and pinion with only one knob on the right side of the optical tube. A large double side mirror is fixed beneath the stage. All the structure can rotate from the feet. The microscope comes in its original case (42×18.5×17 cm) with one objective, one eyepiece and some old slides. Case is in good condition with lock, although it must be refixed.

This is probably an experimental model made by Ross and probably unique because I have never seen any other with the name engraved under the fine focus and with a rotating feet. Both were not very useful and I thing they were not reproduced anymore because didn’t become very popular and characteristic of their microscopes. 

You can see more information about Andrew Ross on: 

https://vayafigura.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/ross-1930-1945.pdf

Shipping to Europe 35€ and worlwide 70€

 

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ES Viafora

Based in Barcelona, Spain, Viafora specialises in antique scientific instruments, especially microscopes. Selling on eBay as 080bcn since 2003, Viafora has a record of excellent customer service.

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