RARE FOLDING PORTABLE
“J.SWIFT & SON LONDON”
Rare portable microscope with a folding tripod .
The inner optical tube is nickel plated and slides through the lacquered brass tube signed “J. Swift & Son, London, No 495”
This microscope come with a Travis mechanical ‘Roller Stage’.
This accessory was invented in 1894 by Will R. Travis.
All in excellent and working condition with a “Swift” original lenses 1 eyepiece, and 2 objectives.
All contained in his original leather portable case.
Rare and collectable microscope.
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Eppursimuove is located in the northwest of Italy. I deal with antique scientific instruments and their history. This passion has turned into a profession that leads me every day in search of ancient instruments that helped us to observe, measure, explore and know the sky and the earth. They still amaze and make us wonder, as they did for their original makers and users. For this reason they must be preserved and collected. Please feel free contact me if you need more information on listed items. Thanks.
Recently and in the future, enquiries and sales are managed by Maddalena Padovan (Ugo's daughter).