A good example Smith & Beck's innovative Educational Microscope, signed to the foot Smith and Beck, London 2370, which would appear to date it to around 1860. Approx 15" (38cm) high at working height but cleverly folding away - along with its accessories - into a very compact 12" x.(30cm x 14cm x 14cm) fitted mahogany case for storage purposes. The microscope adopts a push/pull type arrangement for coarse focusing, with fine focusing being provided by means of a brass thumbscrew. As might be expected from a maker of this standing, the optics are crisp and clear.
The item "Antique compound Smith & Beck Educational Microscope, London made, circa 1860" is in sale since Wednesday, May 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectables\Scientific Collectables\Scientific Instruments\Microscopes". The seller is "james_cumbria" and is located in Penrith, Cumbria.This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.