Late 18th Century “Withering folding type” simple microscope

Late 18th Century “Withering folding type” simple microscope



12 x 6 x 2,5cm



Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Microscopy


“The Botanic Microscope” (with handwritten dedication).

This is the second form of the Withering botanical microscope. 

The case has to be opened to erect the microscope, which is made of two discs on a brass pillar. 

The central disc slides on the pillar to focus.


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IT Eppursimuove


Eppursimuove is located in the northwest of Italy. I deal with antique scientific instruments and their history. This passion has turned into a profession that leads me every day in search of ancient instruments that helped us to observe, measure, explore and know the sky and the earth. They still amaze and make us wonder, as they did for their original makers and users. For this reason they must be preserved and collected. Please feel free contact me if you need more information on listed items. Thanks.
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