~GOOD BRITISH VERSION OF A SCHIEK COMPRESSOR~

~GOOD BRITISH VERSION OF A SCHIEK COMPRESSOR~

150 GBP ($200 USD) + postage

A good, unsigned version of the Schiek compressorium c.1860

Dimensions

10 x 4 x 4 cm.

Circa

1860

Maker

unbranded but English

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Microscopy, Natural history, Engineering antiques, Patent & Salesmans Samples, Tools

Description

A good and rare version of the Schiek compressor (compressorium) by a British maker (perhaps Baker, Watson or Stanley).

Non-reversible, unlike the German and French versions, this compressor has the same bevelled inset glass and hinged worm and screw lever action (pressure type) as the European models. Fine pivoting and rotating upper glass, inset in brass ring (like a microscope mirror) to allow for varying pressure on the coverslip during slide preparation. Full 360 degree rotation of the upper component. 10 x 4 x 4 cm. c. 1860. See  Brian Stevenson’s history and photos (microscope-antiques.com) for more details on compressoria.

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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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