A mid 19th Century lacquered brass microscope signed on the eyepiece tube. J P Cutts & Sutton & Son, Opticians to Her Majesty, Sheffield & London'.The instrument has a working rack & pinion focus with no damage or missing teeth. It has the advantage of an extra wide field of view eyepiece & focuses well through all objectives. Accessories include: six objectives (the first with double stacking lens); brass & glass trough; live-box (with 2 glasses present); screw-top talc box: hand magnifier; stage magnifier; stage forceps (one adjustment pin absent); tweezers; glass phial; centre stage lens & similar bone insert; six bone slides with transparent & opaque subjects.
The original lacquer is scuffed in places commensurate with age. Good mirror with silvering intact. Bad points: lower drawer below accessories is absent also the lock has been forced sometime in the past so the front of the case is scared - see pictures. Case measures: 28 x 14.5 x 10 cms.He formed a partnership with George Sutton & Son in 1845. Together they had a very large retail business until about 1869.
The item "ANTIQUE BRASS DRUM MICROSCOPE SIGNED & FULL SET OF ACCESSORIES CIRCA 1840-50" is in sale since Saturday, June 8, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectables\Scientific Collectables\Scientific Instruments\Microscopes".
The seller is "4singularity" and is located in Dereham. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in continental Asia, European Union member countries.