Swift microscope in case with accessories.

Swift microscope in case with accessories.




Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Microscopy


A good brass microscope by Swift, engraved to the back stand, ‘J. Swift & Son, London. W. Patent 24960’. It stands 11.5″ vertically racked down and 13.5″ fully extended. This is the 4 legged model – the rear legs folding 180 degrees for storage within the case. Thumb wheel adjustment to the draw tube, fine focus wheel, condenser with diaphragm ( vertically adjustable with the rack wheel ) and double sided mirror.

Accessories include:

Brass bulls eye on stand ( height 5.5″, glass 1.75″ diameter ).

2 x eye pieces.

1 x 1/6″ objective ( J.C Swift & Son)

1 x 2/3″       ”                         “

Unsigned objective.

Unsigned objective ( possibly 1/4″) with detachable nose piece prism in canister.

Double nose piece.


Some loss to the black enamel ( scratches / nicks) The lacquer is very good. The case has a brass handle, lock (no key), two splits to the lid.


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GB Scientific Inspirations

Scientific Inspirations

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.

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