Fine example of a high quality 19th Century microscope in a fitted wooden case, complete with all 4 original eyepiece lenses and 4 objective lenses. The microscope and base are made of brass and it is labelled on the back of the tube with the maker's name'Seibert'.
The eypiece tube is manually adjustable to focus but there is also a fine focus knob at the bottom of the microscope. The microscope has a quadruple revolving nose piece which allows for all four objective lenses to be fitted. It has a square brass stage with two slide clips and below the stage is a mirror for focussing the light.
There is also a condenser lens and adjustable aperture ring. The microscope measures approximately 13 tall when not extended. The box is approximately 14" long X 7"deep X 5 high. The microscope comes with 4 original eyepiece lenses labelled 0, I, II and III. The brass ring around III lifts up and enables a filter to be slotted in through the lens.There are also four original objective lenses marked No. All the lenses are signed Seibert and they come in a fitted leather case. There are also two small light filters. The microscope comes in its original fitted mahogany case with sections for the various lenses and a lift up box for holding slides and other accessories. It is a good quality box and is stamped with the serial number'4690' however I don't have the key.
There is also a piece of wood from inside the lid that is missing. The microscope appears to be in good working order and I have set it up and tested it with a few old slides. I have attached some photographs looking down the lens at a variety of slides at different magnifications.
The images are clear and crisp and the microscope is easy to focus. It is in very 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. There is some tarnishing and slight wear to the brass lacquer and some general small knocks and scratches on the box but nothing detrimental and overall 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 "Superb Antique Seibert Brass Microscope with All Lenses in Original Box c. 1880" is in sale since Thursday, March 29, 2018.This item is in the category "Antiques\Science/Medicine\Scientific Instruments". The seller is "inanutshellantiques" and is located in Plymouth. 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.