Standing 12 inches tall with a 6 inch diameter ring base signed R&J Beck, London in block letters, this lamp has some wear on the blackened reservoir but has never been used. Black chimney has slots for original clear and blue glass inserts, adjustable and rotatable bullseye condenser, vertical adjustment on the square stem by spring clip c.1880. All original golden lacquer and not a screw out of place. No box. A large and excellent example of a Victorian paraffin microscope lamp.
Sorry for the lousy photos. Much nicer than it appears. Can re-paint /enamel the reservoir if desired.
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Mark Hacking (Scientifica Opticae Inc.) has been an avid collector/dealer for over 30 years. A former Science teacher, he has an innate love for anything natural or mechanical. Specializing in optical (microscopes, telescopes), surveying, medical, weighing and drawing instruments, he is an active participant of the Scientific Instrument Fair in London. Living in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, with his wife and two children; Mark looks forward to meeting as many fellow collectors as possible, and has a worldwide following on eBay (Sciopti).
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