Fine example of a high quality microscope in a fitted wooden case, complete with an eyepiece lens and and two objective lenses. The microscope is made of brass and stands on a lacquered tripod base. It is signed on the back of the base with the makers name ; J. The microscope tilts, has a manually adjustable and extendable eyepiece tube and an additional fine focus on the rear.
It has a square stage and below the stage is an aperture ring and a mirror to focus the light. It has a double revolving nose piece to hold both lenses.
The microscope measures approximately 12 tall when not extended. The microscope comes with a good quality brass eyepiece lens and two objective lenses, both signed'J.Swift & Son' and marked 1/6in and 2/3in. The 1/6in comes with its matching brass lens holder case. The microscope appears to be in good working order and I have set it up and tested it with a few old slides. I'm sure the lenses would probably benefit from a clean but they produce a clear and bright image all the same. The microscope comes in its original fitted mahogany case with sections to hold the various lenses and accessories. The box is not without some marks, light scratches and signs of age but nothing detrimental. The box measures approximately 12" high X 8" wide X 6 deep. It is in good condition for its age. It has been used and will have normal signs of wear so please don't expect it to be brand new.
It is missing its slide clips and there are some signs of age and small scratches around the base and the brass has tarnished in places. A small screw on the back has been changed at some point. It has been cleaned and the brass lightly polished and it displays very nicely.
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 "Excellent Antique J. Swift & Son Brass Microscope with Lenses in Original Box" is in sale since Friday, May 18, 2018. 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, 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, Russian federation, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, Chile.