French Double-pillar compound microscope

French Double-pillar compound microscope

Stock Number: 360921 - 78

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Box dimensions: 14,5 x 28 x 10,5 cm



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Categories: Scientific, Microscopy


Double- pillar compound microscopes are unusual in having the stage suspended between two pillars. One of the pillars contains the rack and pinion focusing mechanism. When the focusing knob is turned, the blackened stage will move up and downwards. Coarse focussing by pushing and pulling. Attached to the tube support is a small gimbaled substage mirror and bullseye condenser for illuminating opaque objects. The original box contains an original pair of tweezers and eight slides French, of which some handwritten. Two objectives are missing. The condition of the microscope is fine, with some spots on the lacquered brass, the optics are working and the rack and pinion works well. 

Minimum lenght: 24,5 cm

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NL Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques

Van Leest Antiques, based in Utrecht in the Netherlands, specialises in antique scientific and medical instruments. Their collection covers mainly scientific and medical antique instruments: barometers, globes and planataria, nautical instruments, anatomical models, and pharmacy items. Toon Van Leest travels regularly in Europe and visits trade fairs, auctions, and antique dealers to collect stock and to find pieces to fulfil his clients' unusual requests.

As well as being an avid antique collector and dealer, Toon Van Leest is also a dentist. He believes that antiques are a stable investment, not reliant on trends or fashion, and have truly lasting value. Above all, he says, antiques are timeless and never lose their beauty.