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.
Ask the Dealer
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).
Other items See all
- ~WONDERFUL BOXWOOD INCLINOMETER AND COMPASS by APPS~AMENDED $400 US (300 GBP)
- ~SUPERB CAMERA LUCIDA by CARY, LONDON~ $400 US (OBO)
- ~SCALE MODEL OF A FUNCTIONAL GUILLOTINE/CIGAR CUTTER-VICTORIAN~ $1500 USD (OBO)