It has a square brass stage with manually adjustable slide holder and below the stage is a large adjustable mirror. The microscope is unsigned with no indication of a maker but the craftsmanship is superb. It comes with a brass objective lens in its original lens case and a good quality eyepiece lens.In addition there is also the original brass live box and large magnifying bullseye lens on stand. The microscope comes in its original fitted case with sections to hold the lenses and accessories. There is also a pull out drawer for holding slides.
The box is good quality with a brass carrying handle and a nice aged patina. There are some general signs of age, light marks and some minor splits on the box but overall it displays very nicely. I do not have a key for the box. The microscope measures approximately 14 tall when not extended.
The box is a compact 10" (26cm) high X 6" (15cm) deep X 7 (18cm) wide. It appears to be in good working order and I have set it up and tested it with a few old slides (see photo). I'm sure the lenses would benefit from a clean and there are a few small specks of dirt but they produce a clear and bright image all the same and the microscope was easy to focus. The microscope is in good condition for its age and the brass has been lightly cleaned and polished.It has been used and will have normal signs of wear so please don't expect it to be like new. There are areas of tarnishing where it has been handled, particularly on the tube where the lacquer has worn are there are some small knocks and light scratches on the base but nothing detrimental.
The best description comes from the photos so please look at them all carefully and if you have any questions at all please ask. The item "Antique 19th Century Brass Bar Limb Microscope with Lenses Accessories and Box" is in sale since Sunday, March 11, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science/Medicine\Scientific Instruments". The seller is "inanutshellantiques" and is located in Ashburton.
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