Antique Brass Field Drum Microscope in Box


Antique Brass Field Drum Microscope in Box

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Antique Brass Field Microscope

Nice example of a good quality student microscope dating from the early to mid 20th Century. The microscope itself is made of brass and is a typical upright design with a tubular body. The eyepiece tube can be manually adjusted to provide the coarse focus. It has a circular stage and a mirror below to direct the light. There are no maker's details anywhere on the microscope. The microscope measures approximately 6" (15cm) tall and has a base diameter of 2" (5cm). 

 

It has three small threaded stacking lenses and there is an eyepiece lens in built into the tube. The microscope comes in it a fitted wooden box. 

The microscope appears to be in good working order and I have set it up and tested it with a few old slides. I'm sure the lenses would probably benefit from a clean but they produced a clear image all the same and the microscope was easy to focus. 

Overall the microscope is in good condition for its age and displays very nicely. It has been used and will have normal signs of wear. The brass is tarnished and the lacquer has slightly worn in places and there are some minor dings and some small marks but nothing detrimental. The box is sturdy with a nice aged patina. Although in working order it is really being sold as a decorative / collectors item rather than an accurate scientific instrument. 

 

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