Vintage Flatters and Garnett Microprojector / Projection Microscope. This 1940's - 1950's microscope microprojector by Flatters and Garnett of Manchester, UK, would make an excellent addition to your collection.
Constructed from brass, steel and glass it is an excellent piece of vintage scientific equipment. Used in both research and education, these projectors were used as alternatives to standard microscopes, allowing enlarged images to be presented onto screens and thus made viewable by an audience. The images could also be projected on to paper, where sketches of microscopic objects could be more easily made. A high-powered light would have shone from the rear lamp through a water liquid-filled cooling cylinder and sub-stage condenser before being transmitting through a specimen to the microscope head.The cooling allowed obversion of living specimens, The microscope head is focused using a rack-and-pinion mechanism to make the projected image clear. A rotating nose-piece allows up to 3 objective lenses to be used to change magnification. Comes with 2 objectives though other standard RMS objectives can be added Mounted upon a heavy base, the projector can be articulated in several directions, with the height being adjustable. Whilst this has an original bulb, it has not been powered up or electrically tested.
It could easily be converted into and LED working lamp for those looking for an interesting project. Some paint loss but generally in good working order. Condition or striped back to brass as a display piece. Rough Dimensions: Height extended: 70 cm Height retracted: 50 cm Length: 55 cm Width at base: 30 cm.