A fine and complete unsigned, botanical, simple pocket microscope in ebony bound mahogany case c.1830 (in the style of Bate).
Comprised of a round brass pillar with a 1 inch single sided mirror (no loss of silvering), 1 1/2 inch removeable round stage with staging ring below for sliders and inset for B/W disc and/or live box. Three interchangeable lenses (clear) to be used individually or stacked and can swing into or out of the optical axis. Accessories include the aforementioned plus stage forceps with B/W specimen tip and blued steel tines, hand forceps and three numbered bone sliders. The 5 x 3 1/2 x 1 inch ebony edged mahogany case has a central brass ferrule and brown velvet lid liner with both hooks and hinges intact.
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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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