A superb Mid 19th Century Antique Microscope by esteemed French maker Camille Sebastien Nachet and retailed by Benn Franks of Hull. Brass microscope engraved "Nachet Opticien, Rue Serpente 16, Paris".
Complete in its fitted mahogany case with articulated carry handle & tools and bearing a plaque on the lid: "Benn Franks, 44 Savile St, Hull". Inside the little fitted drawer are 15 glass slides - (8) W. Watson & Son, London, Insects (4) Others: Water Spider - Head of a Dragonfly - Head of a Crane Fly - Eye of a Bee (3) Microscopic Photographic Curiosity Slides: Hudibras's First Adventure by Hogarth, His Royal Highness the Late Prince Consort, Cupid & Psyche by W. The mirror has lost a lot of silvering and the key turns but does not lock otherwise this fine and highly collectable antique microscope is in very good antique condition. 1850 Nachet Paris Antique Brass Microscope & 15 Glass Slides Retailer B.
Franks" is in sale since Saturday, October 31, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Scientific Collectables\Scientific Instruments\Microscopes". The seller is "wagpuss" and is located in Durham. This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe.