Antique microscope, Watson & Sons, London, Edinburgh'H', 1920s
A superb antique lacquered brass compound monocular microscope by the well-regarded maker, William Watson and Sons of London. This is the company's Edinburgh Student Model, fitted with coarse and fine focusing, high quality mechanical stage, substage condenser and original fitted case, and supplied with two objectives (both by Watson) and two eyepieces. The stand is engraved "W Watson and Sons Ltd, 313 High Holborn, London" and the separate cross member is marked "H Edin Studt". This model dates to around 1920 and has a working height of around 43cm. One of two such instruments that I currently have available - each with different objective mounts - please see my other listings. Watson and Sons were a firm of opticians founded by William Watson in 1837. In later years, the company was run by William's successors, Charles and Henry.
Watson and Sons incorporated in 1908, becoming Watson and Sons Ltd - dating this microscope to some time later. The company earned a strong reputation for the fine quality of its instruments, eventually comprising not only microscopes but also fine cameras, lenses, magic lanterns and surveyors instruments. Overseas buyers, please be aware that most international sales now attract import charges. Please be assured that all of my items are very carefully packaged, protected by multiple layers of bubble wrap, recycled polystyrene loose fill, and sent in strong double wall boxes sealed externally with reinforced tape. The item "Antique microscope, Watson & Sons, London, Edinburgh'H', 1920s" is in sale since Saturday, August 7, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Scientific Collectables\Scientific Instruments\Microscopes". The seller is "james_cumbria" and is located in Penrith, Cumbria. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States, European Union member countries.
- Period: 1901 to 1950
- Sub-Type: Microscopes
- Modified Item: No
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United Kingdom
- Material: Brass
- Type: Scientific Instruments