A small and unusual “Society of Arts” pattern monocular microscope signed “J. Amadio, 7 Throgmorton St., London” with flat, three arm anodized base and the rest in bright brass with internal rack and pinion and square stage with clips. Measuring 12″ tall, it can be used as a compound monocular or as a simple microscope with collar in the drawer. No forceps or bullseye but three objectives (marked 1 1/4 , 5/8 and 3/8″-the latter two anodized). Single sided mirror is in good nick, optically sound with live box included in the drawer. Nice dove-tailed mahogany box with brass carrying handle and lock on the side (no key). Box measures 8 x 6 x 5″. A good example by a fine maker. Lacquer is 90%. Rack and pinion focusing is tight with NO missing teeth.
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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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