The microscope is stamped on the back of the base with the makers name and serial number. The microscope comes with two eyepiece lenses, marked'Holos''10' and'7'. There are three objective lenses, the first a Watson 1/9 in, the second a C.2 and the third a C. Each lens comes with their matching brass lens cases. Although the lenses are not Beck lenses they have been with the microscope a long time as they correspond with the hand-written paper chart of lens strengths pinned to the inside of the door. Overall the microscope is in good condition for its age.
It has been used and will have normal signs of wear. There are some areas of tarnishing and wear on the brass lacquer where it has been handled and some general knocks and light scratches around the base but nothing detrimental.It has been cleaned and the brass lightly polished and it displays very nicely. All parts move smoothly as they should. Appears to be in good working order and I have set it up and tested it with a few old slides (See photo). The pictures are generally clear and crisp and the microscope is easy to focus with both the main and fine focus. The microscope comes in its original fitted wooden box with sections on the door to hold the lenses.
The box has a good quality metal handle and is a strong and sturdy box with a nice patina and it comes with its original key. The best description comes from the photos so please look at them all carefully and if you have any questions at all please ask.
The item "Antique Victorian R & J Beck Ltd Brass Continental Microscope with Lenses in Box" is in sale since Monday, October 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science/Medicine\Scientific Instruments". The seller is "inanutshellantiques" and is located in Ashburton. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Philippines, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay, Viet nam.