A superb antique lacquered brass compound microscope by the well-regarded London maker, James Swift & Son. This particular instrument, most likely dating to around 1910, survives in beautiful condition with original lacquer to the brasswork, just a few minor scuffs to the black japanned base, a good quality mechanical stage, substage condenser with working iris, three eyepieces and three objectives (two marked Swift), and original fitted mahogany case with leather handle and working lock and key. At working height, the instrument stands 36cm high. I have a number of other fine microscopes for sale, please see my other listings. I pay a great deal of attention to packaging with a view to ensuring that items reach buyers quickly and without damage.Most of the items I sell are antique, of high value and impossible to replace. Items are generally wrapped in multiple layers of bubblewrap and placed in strong double-wall cardboard boxes with the void filled with a 100% recycled polystyrene loosefill. I have tried alternatives to bubblewrap but none come close in terms of the level of protection they provide. They are not the cheapest, but do offer a professional, fast (normally next-day) service and have proper shelving in their vans, which many of their competitors are unable to provide. If at all possible, please re-use the packaging, or find someone that can. The item "Antique lacquered brass compound microscope by James Swift of London, circa 1910" is in sale since Monday, November 18, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Science/Medicine\Scientific Instruments". 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.