A good signed Cary pocket microscope c.1800. Housed in it’s flame mahogany case, it has all of it’s three stacking lenses (all beads intact), live box, two bone sliders, pin probe, hand and stage forceps and can be used as a simple or compound microscope. Body tube shows lacquer wear (40% intact) but otherwise in fine condition with excellent rack and pinion motion and 1 inch silvered mirror. Both hooks intact on case and a brass ferrule on the edge to accomodate the upright stem signed in script “Cary, London”. Case measures 3 1/2 x 3 x 1 1/2 inches (9 x 7 x 3 cm.). This was Cary’s smallest but most collectible model.
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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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