Fine example of a mid 19th Century brass microscope in a fitted wooden case, complete with an eyepiece lens, objective lens and a full compliment of original accessories. The microscope is made of lacquered brass. It tilts, has a rack and pinion main focus and additional fine focus on the back of the main tube.
It has a square brass stage with two slide clips and below the stage is a large adjustable mirror and a revolving light filter. 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, marked'dividing 1/4in' and a good quality eyepiece lens.
In addition there is also the original brass live box, tweezers and forceps. 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 a few slides. The box is good quality with a brass carrying handle and a nice aged patina.
There are some general signs of age and light marks and an old repaired split on the back but overall it displays very nicely. The microscope measures approximately 13 tall when not extended. The box is a compact 11" high X 7 1/2" wide X 6 deep. It appears to be in good working order and I have set it up and tested it with a few old slides. 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 and a small dent on the front tube.
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 Thursday, May 24, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science/Medicine\Scientific Instruments". The seller is "inanutshellantiques" and is located in Ashburton. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, Chile.