A good and large (full size for a No. 1 stand) bright brass, bullseye condenser by Broadhurst, Clarkson & Co., 63 Farringdon Rd. London, E.C. c.1900.
Standing 30 cm. tall (fully extended) with a 25 cm. arm terminating in an anodized brass bound ring to the 5 cm. plano convex lens, this microscope accessory could be used in conjunction with a B&C microscope or a stand alone desk adornment.
Not without it’s minor faults (due to improper shipping), it has not been trifled with. Sturdy construction using 1.5 cm. brass tubing and affixed to a leaded 8 cm. base. This condenser was a serious accessory for a large binocular microscope.
There is a minor scuff on the proudest part of the convex side of the lens, a scratch to the base and a small (1/2 cm.) dent to the brass upright near the base. Polished to a high gloss finish and a real show stopper. Fully adjustable in all dimensions (axes).
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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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