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Culpeper-type Microscope by Gabriel Davis

Auction:
2345
Lot:
167
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:

Culpeper-type Microscope by Gabriel Davis, signed G. Davis, Leeds, polished brass, with early rackwork focusing (wheel replaced by a key), circular stage with sprung slide-holder and sprung clips on the underside, mounted on double scrolling supports to circular base with reflector on compass joint, ht. closed 10 1/2 in., with objective and eyepiece, in pyramidal mahogany case with drawer containing brass specimen holder, on gilt-brass ball feet.

Note: Gabriel Davis is listed at two addresses in Boar Lane, Leeds, from 1822-1847.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Keywords

Gabriel Davis, Leeds, Brass instrument, Compass, Lenses, Telescopes