~FINE GEORGIAN FOLDING FLEA MICROSCOPE~

~FINE GEORGIAN FOLDING FLEA MICROSCOPE~

300 GBP ($350 USD) postage included

A fine Georgian era, folding flea pocket microscope

Dimensions

5 x 1 cm.

Circa

1800

Maker

unknown

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Microscopy, Natural history

Description

A fine Georgian folding flea microscope meant for the breast pocket. Tiny dimensions (5 x 1 cm.) with an object lens of 1.5 cm. diameter. Bone handle is in perfect condition as are the optics (lens). Folding pin specimen holder slides on a bridge and tightens by knurled nut. Unfortunately, no case but rarely used. Original lacquer, minimum wear, 5 X mag. (see photos).

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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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