A good Gould/Cary-type simple/compund brass microscope with most of it’s accessories (including 4 stacking lenses) in the style of Carpenter (yet unsigned). Original instruction sheet in bottom of the ornately carved rosewood case (no lock). Stage forceps missing and a couple of minor bruises to the brass body tube but otherwise complete and functional. This is the large 10″ ( 25 cm.) tall model (#86 on sheet) with articulating arm threading into a brass ferrule in the lid. Case measures 16 x 12 x 5 cm. deep. Perfect rack and pinion, mirror and stage bullseye. Three, six cell bone sliders. A special order item, probably for a lady.
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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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