~FINE FLEA/FLOWER, DUAL POWER HAND HELD MICROSCOPE~

~FINE FLEA/FLOWER, DUAL POWER HAND HELD MICROSCOPE~

250 GBP ($300 USD)

A fine flea/flower simple microscope with 2 lenses and bone handle

Dimensions

12 x 2.5 cm.

Circa

1820-1840

Maker

unknown

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Natural history, Office Antiques, Engineering antiques, Microscopy

Description

A fine flea/flower compound, hand held naturalist’s microscope with a tapering bone handle. Dual magnification (5 and 10X) thanks to a pair of lenses in knurled upper mount. Center horizontal pin holding the forceps is reversible to facilitate both lens powers and operates by friction fit ( as do the forceps in a vertical direction). You can see in the photo (strictly by chance) the focal length of the lenses (1-2 cm.). The forceps are original with blued tips. The bone handle is flawless and elegant with a tiny machined tip. The roping/machining of the lens housing is superb. Clever design and great optics (lenses a little dusty). No case. 12 cm. long.

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CA ScientificaOpticae

Scientifica Opticae

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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