VERY RARE ANTIQUE CAMERA LUCIDA c1820. A British chemist and physicist, inventor and innovator. The Wollaston camera Lucida is a drawing aid that an artist can use to accurately delineate an object or landscape being sketched. In operation, the user views the scene to be sketched by looking down onto the mirror or prism.By looking to one side of the device the user sees both the paper and scene, a view that the brain fuses together. Granted at British patent in 1806. His design was rapidly adopted by instrument makers around the world. Lacquered Brass in its Original Wooden Box. Height, 9.75 inches (folded down). Height, fully extended, 23 inches. The item will be fully insured and signed for. The item "VERY RARE ANTIQUE CAMERA LUCIDA c1820. William Hyde Wollaston" is in sale since Friday, November 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Scientific Collectables\Scientific Instruments\Microscopes". The seller is "avalonturnery4" and is located in Bath. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.