Two Withering-type simple microscopes, 1790-1810

Two Withering-type simple microscopes, 1790-1810

850 and 700 euros



Country of manufacture

UK and Ireland

Categories: Scientific, Microscopy


A collection of two cased Withering-type simple microscopes : 


-The largest one has two lenses, a stage tweezer, a pik and a handle clip. Its measures 10 cm height and 5,5 cm diameter. It is preserved in its original cardboard/leather case of which one part is damages (see pictures).  The microscope is generally in excellent condition.

850 euros


-The smallest one has three lenses, a livebox which screw on the stage and a substage mirror and no accessory. It measures 9 cm height and 3,9 cm diameter. It is also preserved in it original case of which the top is renewed in wood.

700 euros


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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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