An antique lacquered brass compound microscope by James Swift of London, complete with three objectives and original fitted case. Engraved to the foot'J Swift & Son, London'. The company was established in 1853 and oeprated from premises in Tottenham Court Road, London. It quickly gained a strong reputation for the quality of its instruments, later winning a number of high profile contracts including the supply of equipment to the famed Scott/Shackleton expedition to the Antartic in 1901.This particular instrument survives in beautiful condition with original lacquered brass, coarse and fine focusing, substage condenser and original fitted mahogany case with working lock and key. The only omission is its substage mirror, for which a replacement will need to be sourced. Overseas buyers, including those in mainland Europe, please be aware that most international sales now attract import charges. As this item is over 100 years old, lower rates of duty may apply in some countries. The item "Antique lacquered brass compound microscope by James Swift of London" is in sale since Wednesday, February 10, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectables\Scientific Collectables\Scientific Instruments\Microscopes". The seller is "james_cumbria" and is located in Penrith, Cumbria.
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