Microscope slide preparation kit, highly equipped, 1st half 20th century.

Microscope slide preparation kit, highly equipped, 1st half 20th century.

Stock Number: FG_21022

£470

Fully equipped microscopical slide preparation kit set in a compact mahogany case which also functions as a cabinet for the slides and materials. Dates to the 1st half of the 20th century but bears many 19th century affinities.

Dimensions

Case: 31 x 22 x 20 cm, weight: 11 kg.

Circa

1930-1960

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Other Medical Antiques, Microscopy, Mineralogy & Gemmology, Natural history

Description

This is a fully equipped kit for preparing samples in slides for microscopical examination, stored in a solid and compact carrying box relatively for its contents, which also serves as a table and cabinet for operating and storing the materials and prepared samples. The kit includes a small compound microscope and accessories that convert it to a dissection microscope, various systems of scalpels, botanical needles, tweezers in different sizes and shapes, materials for fixation, hardening, and staining of biological and mineral samples, heating stage with an alcohol burner, and a system for circling and covering preparations.

The common and flammable materials in the bottles were emptied from them to allow shipment of the kit by international airmail. The requested price includes shipping costs, which will be high due to the weight of the system.

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IL Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh was the mythological hero of the cultures of ancient West Asia, who set out on a journey in which he sought youth and eternal life.
Fleaglass Gilgamesh is located in Israel. As an archaeologist researching the material culture of the distant past and using the microscope as a major research tool, for more than two decades I have collected microscopes from the first 300 years of existence of this amazing tool and researched the cultural context of their use. Passion has become an obsession and I cultivate the full and almost unique West Asian collection of historical microscopes. Respectively, I put up for sale surplus or interesting items from the collection. I would be happy to advise any interested collector free of charge. Needless to say, I would love to send photos, information and bibliographic references, and discuss the sale details of the items offered here for sale.

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