Antique Henry Crouch Brass Microscope

Antique Henry Crouch Brass Microscope


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Antique Henry Crouch Microscope 

Circa 1900

Good example of a high quality microscope complete with two objective lenses and an eyepiece lens. The microscope parts are made of lacquered brass and it sits on a black Y-shaped base. It has an extendable eyepiece tube, rack and pinion main focus, additional fine focus and a double revolving nosepiece. It has a square stage with two slide clips and a mirror below the stage. There are two Henry Crouch objective lenses - a 2/3 and 1/6 inch with their original brass lens cases. 


The back of the foot is labelled with the maker and serial number "Henry Crouch. London. 10171. Branch of S.Maw Son & Sons" 

The microscope comes in a fitted wooden case with leather carrying handle and sections for holding the lenses. The box is 13" high by 6 1/2" wide and 8 1/2" deep.

The microscope appears to be in good working order and I have set it up and tested it with a few old slides. The microscope was easy to focus with both the main focus and the fine focus, and produced a clear and crisp image. I'm sure the lenses would benefit from a light clean and although in working order it is really being sold as a decorative / collectors item rather than an accurate scientific instrument. 


Overall it is in good condition but it has been used and will have normal signs of wear. The brass has been cleaned and lightly polished and it displays very nicely. There are some small marks and minor scratches on the base but nothing detrimental. The box is not without some scratches and knocks / signs of age and wear but nothing major and it comes with its original working key.


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