Antique microscope, Watson Edinburgh'H' Student, original case, owners handbook
A fine antique lacquered brass monocular compound microscope by William Watson & Sons of London, this being the company's popular'Edinburgh' Student model on the H stand. Fitted with coarse and fine focusing, twin objective turret, mechanical stage and substage condenser, it is supplied within original fitted mahogany case and with owners handbook. The stand is engraved "W Watson and Sons Ltd, 313 High Holborn, London" and a separate cross member is engraved with the model name. The microscope dates to around 1920 and has a working height of around 43cm. Watson and Sons were opticians and camera makers, founded by William Watson in 1837. In later years, the company was run by William's sons, Charles and Henry. Watson and Sons incorporated in 1908, becoming Watson and Sons Ltd. The company earned a strong reputation for the fine quality of its instruments, eventually comprising not only microscopes but also fine cameras, lenses, magic lanterns and surveyors instruments. Important note to overseas buyers : Sales to the EU may now incur import duty. Chinese & Japanese buyers please note that I will not send to Cargo Forwarding Companies. The item "Antique microscope, Watson Edinburgh'H' Student, original case, owners handbook" is in sale since Monday, March 1, 2021. 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 all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, United States.
- Period: 1901 to 1950
- Sub-Type: Microscopes
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Material: Brass
- Type: Scientific Instruments