This ebony coddington lens of circa 1880 of tiny measurements is made from beautiful turned ebony wood and the glass lens.
The Coddington type lens was invented at 1829. The type of basic magnifiers were very popular throughout the 19th century. People had them with them all the time to examine the cell structures of leaves, the crystalline structures of stones or anything else that took their scientific fancy.
Lenght: 8,5 cm.
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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.