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Lacquered Brass Culpeper-type Microscope

Auction:
2345
Lot:
166
Sold for:
$1,528$1,300

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2345
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 29, 2006 10:00AM

Description:

Lacquered Brass Culpeper-type Microscope, unsigned, with brass tube supported by two sets of three scrolled feet, rackwork focusing, threaded eyepiece, circular stage with clips and sprung slide-holder, mirror on compass joint and circular foot, ht. closed 10 in., (light wear, replaced screws on rackwork, overall good original condition), in pyramidal mahogany case with label on door listing specimens, and drawer containing four numbered objectives, fish plate, bone talc box, and four bone specimen slides.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Keywords

talc, Brass instrument, Compass, Laboratory equipment, Lenses, Microscope, Objective