~UNUSUAL AND FINE BOTANICAL MICROSCOPE-CASED~

~UNUSUAL AND FINE BOTANICAL MICROSCOPE-CASED~

$500 USD (450 GBP) postage included

A rare form of botanical hand held microscope-cased c.1820

Dimensions

4 x 1 x 1 inches

Circa

1830

Maker

unbranded

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Microscopy, Natural history, Engineering antiques, Office Antiques

Description

A fine and rare form of botanical (flower) microscope with movable pin arm, three stacking lenses and an hollow X (cross-re-soldered) to facilitate movement in all X and Y, Z directions (axes). Wonderful turned bone handle and end knob for the forceps(some bluing still present), great optics, maroon card case with three feathers (Prince of Wales?). Unique and clever English design. Could find only one other on the internet of this form. Regency period in age. Case measures 4 x 1 x 1 inch ( 10 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm.).

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CA ScientificaOpticae

Scientifica Opticae

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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