Stock Number: FG_21034


This is a nice example of a late 18th or very early 19th-century "Sentry Box" type of the Nuremberg microscopes



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Categories: Scientific, Microscopy, Mineralogy & Gemmology, Natural history


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This is a nice example of the design that was inspired by Benjamin Martin’s “pocket microscope” invented 50 years earlier and developed during the 19th century to create the “Continental Microscope” of major manufacturers in France and German countries. But in the Nuremberg version, this is a very crude and simple version of the original that seems like a rustic rendition of the general outline.

Please look at the photos for some cracks and nicks in the upper ring on the tube and a crack in the wooden frame of the mirror. Otherwise, it’s a nice example of this type.

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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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