A very good'Society of the Arts' pattern lacquered brass compound microscope, presented within its original mahogany fitted case along with a range of accessories comprising tweezers, forceps, live box, brass cannister and a handful of prepared slides. The microscope is without maker's name but is to the design popularised by Robert Field, winner of the'Society of the Arts' prize of 1855, and probably dates to around the turn of the century. At working height, it stands 30cm high. 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'Society of the Arts' microscope, lacquered brass, case, accessories" is in sale since Monday, November 25, 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.