1942 Watson's Edinburgh Stand-H Model Brass Microscope. This listing is for a well-kept original example of Watson's Edinburgh Student's Stand-H model of brass microscope. It dates to 1942 based on its serial number 77520.The Edinburgh model range of microscope was produced by W. Between 1887 and around 1945; its long production run shows how good this microscope model was in its heyday. The Edinburgh style of stand was originally developed by Watson in collaboration with a professor and lecturer in bacteriology at the University of Edinburgh, hence the Edinburgh designation. With its signature rear cross-member giving that classic "H" look and nice mellow brass-work, Watson's Edinburgh model is a fine example of British optical engineering with a design and style essentially dating back to the Victorian era. This 1942 example, from the middle of WWII, is a very late edition for this model range. This Watson microscope comes fitted with a period graduated chromed eyepiece draw-tube inside a brass main optical tube and there's one quality vintage 6x magnification eyepiece with collar that with adequate illumination produces very good images. The instrument has four period objectives and there's a triple turret which rotates with a positive quality feel. The objectives are as follows.
1 inch Watson - approx. 2/3rds inch Watson - 10x magnification. 1/2 inch Watson approx 15x magnification.1/6th inch Watson - 40x magnification. This collectible Watson & Sons Edinburgh Stand-H model microscope is in fantastic shape for its age and period.