SOLD – A good monocular lacquered brass microscope, signed on the draw-tube in script, ‘Smith & Beck. 6 Coleman St., London. 705’.
I believe the address and number of the microscope will date this to the early 1850s.
The height racked down is 14.75″ with the eye-piece in situ.
Single sided 1.75″ mirror, multi directional stage with fine thumb wheel adjusters, wheel of stops fixed to a sliding sub-stage plate, sub stage prism on similar plate, compressor (lacking glass), stage forceps, eye-piece prism, 2/3″ objective in can, 2 x eye-pieces, pre RMS adapter thread fitted to draw tube.
The mahogany case (40 cms x 20.5 cms) has a crack to the lid near the back edge, not serious, and some internal wooden slats are missing. The inside lid holds a fitted compartment which has two cases of microscope slides. The cases each have a numbered list of slides contained within, but some are missing and they are not in order. I have added a scan of all the slides contained in the case.
Lock and working key are present.
The microscope is remarkably clean retaining all its lacquer.
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I live in Lancashire (U.K.) and have been a dealer and collector of scientific and nautical instruments for a number of years. My stock has included some fine items from museums and colleges, which were surplus to their requirements. I occasionally purchase some interesting items from abroad, having established some reliable sources.