Rare Dixey miniature folding travelling microscope circa 1840

Rare Dixey miniature folding travelling microscope circa 1840

€800

Circa

1840

Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Microscopy

Description

A very rare model of a miniature and folding travelling microscope signed “Dixey Brighton” and datable circa 1840.

This model of small travelling microscope is very unusual and was developped by the Dixey firm.

The condition is ok with its original mirror, plate, optics, etc. but the plate cannot stay in place and a piece of brass was fixed under the plate and cannot be used now.

Anyway, the microscope opticaly complete and this is a very rare British microscope.

The little box measures closed 12×5×4cm

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FR Le Zograscope

Established by Alexandre Piffault in 2014 and based in Paris at 5 rue de Condé, 75006, very close to Odéon, Le Zograscope specializes in antique and rare books in Science, Medicine and Technology, and rare antique instruments in the same fields. We have especially a strong interest in early and continental microscopy, early and special mathematical/drawing instruments, medical and surgical instrument, and rare technology.

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