(March 5, 1817 September 24, 1886) was a French instrument maker, inventor, and pioneering photographer. He was known in his time, and is remembered today, for the high quality of his optical instruments. Duboscq was born at Seine et Oise in 1817. He was apprenticed in 1834 to Jean-Baptiste-François Soleil (17981878), a prominent instrument maker, and he married one of Soleil's daughters, Rosalie Jeanne Josephine, in 1839.
Among the instruments Duboscq built were a stereoscope (marketing David Brewster's lenticular stereoscope), a colorimeter, a polarimeter, a heliostat and a saccharimeter. Apprenticed in 1834 to Jean Baptiste Françoise Soleil, a Parisian optician, he later married one of Soleils daughters and went into partnership with his father-in-law, forming the company of Duboscq-Soleil. Duboscq produced several significant optical items (either making or improving on others designs) including the Lanterne Photogénique for viewing microscopic documents, and the early animation device known as the stéréo-fantastique or Bioscope. Scottish inventor David Brewster, disheartened by an indifferent reception in Britain to his improved lenticular stereoscope, offered his new portable design to Duboscq in 1849, who immediately saw its potential. In the words of one commentator - the Abbé Moigno - Duboscq created a viewer of such beauty that it attracted.A spontaneous and unanimous cry of admiration. (Brewsters translation) from all who saw it.
In fact, the Brewster stereoscope appeared in time to be used with the daguerreotype, and with this process it became extremely popular. Duboscq provided stereo-daguerreotypes for use with the Brewster stereoscopes that he manufactured. Brewster wrote that, having seen the prototype stereoscope. Duboscq immediately began to make the new stereoscope for sale, and executed a series of the most beautiful binocular daguerreotypes of living individuals, statues, bouquets of flowers, and objects of Natural History, which thousands of individuals flocked to examine with the new instrument.
Extremely rare saccharimeter made by the famous Jules Duboscq in Paris, France. Rarest & most sophisticated saccharimeter model made by Duboscq. Complete (only screw to keep position has been replaced - see last pictures). Long: 56 centimeters (lens to lens).Instrument will be send dismantled to avoid any damage. All defects not mentioned but visible in the pictures will be considered as described. If you have any question, do not hesitate to contact me. Thank you for your visit.
The item "RAREST JULES DUBOSCQ ANTIQUE 1860 FRENCH SACCHARIMETER POLARIMETER SPECTROMETER" is in sale since Monday, March 19, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science & Medicine (Pre-1930)\Scientific Instruments\Other Antique Science Equip".
The seller is "liancollect" and is located in Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires. This item can be shipped worldwide.