~FINE GEORGIAN CAMERA LUCIDA IN SHARKSKIN CASE, DOLLOND ? ~

~FINE GEORGIAN CAMERA LUCIDA IN SHARKSKIN CASE, DOLLOND ? ~

$425 US

A fine example of a Georgian camera lucida in the style of Dollond c. 1810

Dimensions

25 x 6.5 x 2 cm. ( 10 x 2.5 x 1

Circa

1800

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Drawing Instruments, Natural history, Early Photographs, Engineering antiques, Office Antiques, Tools

Description

A fine, rarely used Georgian camera lucida in original sharkskin case. Although unsigned, it is in the style of Dollond with an over sized ( 33 mm.) tightening knob to the inclination joint. Extending to 60 cm. with the usual gradations for distance, it consists of a simple, flawless prism with blackened ray shade (minor scuffs). Bright brass with original lacquer and housed in it’s flawless black, sharkskin case with both closure hooks intact. Red velvet liner and construction date it to 1810-1820. Case measures 25 x 6.5 x 2 cm. I have a signed example by Dollond exhibiting this same construction of the enlarged, milled knob for ease of use. 

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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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