A fine Beck’s parallel plate compressor (compressorium) for slide making and specimen preparation.
Fully functional with 1 mil threaded locking screw, twin blued steel clips, tension adjusting knurled nut, hinged parallel plates and observation window for cover slip alignment. Some minor surface scratching but internally rarely (if ever) used. Measures 4 x 1 1/2 inches (10 x 3.75 cm.). Bright brass lacquer. From Beck’s treatise of 1860.
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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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