Powell & Lealand’s Student Microscope

Powell & Lealand’s Student Microscope




Category: Microscopy


This is a very handsome example of Powell & Lealand’s student microscope, sometimes referred to as the “iron” microscope because of the cast foot and limb. The model was introduced in 1843, so this is a particularly early example, with the Clarendon Street address dating it between 1842 and 1846. The condition is fine, with only a few inoffensive patches on the original lacquer. The cast iron base has it’s original light brown enamel. The objective is an early dividing lens and there is a spare eyepiece. The black painted pine case is also original. All mechanics are in excellent condition.

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Antique Microscopes has been trading in scientific antiques since 1998, during which time we have often sourced rare items for world-class collections and institutions worldwide. Our speciality is in early English achromatic microscopes and Victorian microscope slides