A fine compound microscope standing 20 inches high, signed on one of the feet,'Banks. This is almost identical to the ones produced by Adams, with the slight difference of the shape of the body-tube, which has a conical lower half, a form introduced by George Adams Jnr. The flat folding tripod carries a tapered pillar with a compass joint to the square sectioned limb. Rackwork is cut in the front of the limb to move the stage. A collar carries a plano-concave mirror.An arm carries the body-tube, which can move transversely. Accessories include eight objectives numbered 1 - 9 (No 8 missing) with caps on 1 and 2, five additional objectives with lieberkuhns, three aperture swivel stage, bracket for stage bulls-eye, eye-cup to replace compound body when used as a simple microscope, wet cell slider, ivory cork disc, black / ivory disc, glass discs, fish plate, stage forceps, etc.
The case, 16" x 12", has cracks to the lid, one with a small piece missing. The lift out tray is warped but the lid closes ok. Some beading missing from around the bottom of the case. With lock and handles to the sides. The microscope retains the original lacquer with some rubbing to the body-tube.
The item "A large compound microscope Robert Banks, c. 1815" is in sale since Monday, December 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science/Medicine\Scientific Instruments". The seller is "marl727" and is located in Blackpool.
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