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Skinner Auctions Marlborough MA
2555M Marlborough
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  • Wilson-type Screw Barrel Microscope

    Lot: 1
    Sold for: $6,518$5,500

    Wilson-type Screw Barrel Microscope, England, c. 1740, with ivory handle, including a compass microscope fitting the same handle, with accessories and six slides in early shagreen-covered wood case, more ...

  • Wilson Pattern Screw Barrel Microscope Compendium

    Lot: 2
    Sold for: $1,185$1,000

    Wilson Pattern Screw Barrel Microscope Compendium, 18th century, with simple microscope which attaches with screw threads to one end of barrel, brass barrel with socket for ivory handle, spring more ...

  • Ivory-handled Brass Compass Microscope

    Lot: 3
    Sold for: $2,015$1,700

    Ivory-handled Brass Compass Microscope, England, c. 1770, brass body with turned handle, sliding and pivoting specimen holder, and three varied eyepieces, shagreen case, lg. 5 in. more ...

  • Ivory-handled Brass Compass Microscope

    Lot: 4
    Sold for: $2,607$2,200

    Ivory-handled Brass Compass Microscope, England, 18th century, the handle continues to a curving arm with support for the sliding and pivoting specimen holder, the eyepiece with brass slide housing more ...

  • Withering's Improved Botanical Microscope

    Lot: 5
    Sold for: $3,437$2,900

    Withering's Improved Botanical Microscope, England, early 19th century, the mahogany box opens to reveal a folding apparatus with brass arm having a pivoting eyepiece with fitted magnifiers above an more ...

  • Brass Compass Microscope with Turned Wood Handle

    Lot: 6
    Sold for: $3,437$2,900

    Brass Compass Microscope with Turned Wood Handle, England, early 19th century, three magnifier arms with threaded openings, four-way adjustable specimen holder, with fitted mahogany box, overall lg. more ...

  • Brass Naturalist Microscope

    Lot: 7
    Sold for: $3,308$2,700

    Brass Naturalist Microscope, Netherlands, early 19th century, with faceted wood handle, specimen forceps, brass tweezers, and three eyepieces, in a fitted green-velvet-lined case, body lg. 6 in. more ...

  • Ivory-handled Brass Compass Microscope

    Lot: 8
    Sold for: $1,715$1,400

    Ivory-handled Brass Compass Microscope, 18th or 19th century, canted brass body, turned handle, sliding and pivoting specimen holder with ivory grip, eyepiece reflector, lg. 6 in. more ...

  • Lacquered Brass and Wood-handled Compass Microscope

    Lot: 9
    Sold for: $2,133$1,800

    Lacquered Brass and Wood-handled Compass Microscope, France, early 19th century, a thumbscrew adjusts the specimen slide's distance from the adjustable eyepiece, black-painted turned wood handle, more ...

  • Boxed Compass Microscope

    Lot: 10
    Sold for: $652$550

    Boxed Compass Microscope, second half 19th century, the carved ivory handle with brass body consisting of two brass arms, one with magnifier, the other with screw-tightened specimen holder, in box more ...

  • Boxed Brass and Wood Compass Microscope

    Lot: 11
    Sold for: $1,126$950

    Boxed Brass and Wood Compass Microscope, probably early 19th century, wooden body, brass eyepiece, centrally located 90-degree brass arm holds the sliding specimen holder, mahogany box, lg. 5 1/4, more ...

  • Three Handheld Microscopes

    Lot: 12
    Sold for: $1,126$950

    Three Handheld Microscopes, 19th century, an ivory-handled flea microscope (lacks specimen holder), lg. 3 1/2 in; a live-box-type with turned wood handle, lg. 4 1/2, and a Coddington lens with ivory more ...

  • An Ivory Stanhope Lens and a Compass Microscope

    Lot: 13
    Sold for: $858$700

    An Ivory Stanhope Lens and a Compass Microscope, 18th/19th century, the lens within a turned ivory cylinder, lg. 2 1/8 in.; the microscope having a lens and handle on arms which fold into the brass more ...

  • Silver Miniature Microscope

    Lot: 14
    Sold for: $2,726$2,300

    Silver Miniature Microscope, John Browning, London, England, c. 1880, called "Browning's New Miniature Microscope," the microscope made of German silver, with stage clips, forceps, and gimbaled more ...

  • Four Small Naturalist Magnifiers

    Lot: 15
    Sold for: $830$700

    Four Small Naturalist Magnifiers, 19th century, including two Coddington lenses, one with turned brass handle the other with pivoting cover; a Stanhope lens with twisted wire handle; and a cased more ...

  • Ivory-handled Compass-type Simple Microscope

    Lot: 16
    Sold for: $2,726$2,300

    Ivory-handled Compass-type Simple Microscope, Pritchard, c. 1830, turned handle continuing to brass body signed "Pritchard/312 Strand, with removable eyepiece, in velvet and silk-lined covered board more ...

  • Group of Five Simple Microscopes or Magnifiers

    Lot: 17
    Sold for: $474$400

    Group of Five Simple Microscopes or Magnifiers, late 19th/early 20th century, including the "American Agriculturist Microscope" from Orange Judd Company, New York; a wire magnifying glass; a brass more ...

  • Brass Rock Crystal Lens

    Lot: 18
    Sold for: $267$225

    Brass Rock Crystal Lens, Gaudin, Paris, 19th century, marked "GAUDIN/A PARIS" on the removable eyepiece with pinprick opening, mirrored stage below, ht. 2 in. more ...

  • Wooden Simple Microscope

    Lot: 19
    Sold for: $119$100

    Wooden Simple Microscope, mid-19th century, turned wooden handle, spherical lens in ebony mount, opening fits a glass tube holding specimen, lg. 2 3/4 in. more ...

  • Four Magnifiers

    Lot: 20
    Sold for: $178$150

    Four Magnifiers, 19th century, including a three-lens example in horn with slide-lid wooden case, another horn example in cardboard box, a circular glass with handle of black-painted wood, and a more ...

  • Five Naturalist Microscopes of Varied Form

    Lot: 21
    Sold for: $1,067$900

    Five Naturalist Microscopes of Varied Form, 19th century, a turned wood magnifier in a threaded wooden case, a hand-held brass example with slide in clip, a cased flower microscope (incomplete), a more ...

  • Brass "Simple" Microscope on Stand

    Lot: 22
    Sold for: $3,318$2,800

    Brass "Simple" Microscope on Stand, England, c. 1800, the vertical post supports adjustable eyepieces and the circular stage with integral magnifier and screw slide clamp, all fitting into stand more ...

  • Cased Brass Naturalist's Microscope

    Lot: 23
    Sold for: $4,444$3,750

    Cased Brass Naturalist's Microscope, W&S Jones, 30 Holborn, London, England, early 19th century, the square vertical post supports pivoting interchangeable eyepieces, a multi-purpose adjustable more ...

  • Brass Naturalist's Microscope

    Lot: 24
    Sold for: $533$450

    Brass Naturalist's Microscope, England, first half 19th century, the post, mounted in the center of the hinged box, supports a fixed arm with interchangeable eyepieces, above the stage with mounted more ...

  • Brass Naturalist's Microscope

    Lot: 25
    Sold for: $1,470$1,200

    Brass Naturalist's Microscope, 18th century, the original shagreen case with center mount for the pillar, eyepiece arm with 3-way adjustment and removable eyepiece, above the circular stage with more ...

  • Raspail-type Naturalist Microscope

    Lot: 26
    Sold for: $652$550

    Raspail-type Naturalist Microscope, probably France, second quarter 19th century, the brass post is mounted on a mahogany box with drawer and supports a horizontally adjusting eyepiece, more ...

  • Brass Raspail-type Microscope

    Lot: 27
    Sold for: $1,126$950

    Brass Raspail-type Microscope, France, retailed by Paul Roessler, New Haven, third quarter 19th century, the mahogany box with drawer supports a brass post with interchangeable eyepiece, circular more ...

  • Brass Simple Microscope

    Lot: 28
    Sold for: $385$325

    Brass Simple Microscope, France, early 19th century, the circular brass base supports a pillar with adjustable stage, interchangeable eyepiece, and mirror, the box with additional eyepiece, more ...

  • Boxed Simple Microscope

    Lot: 29
    Sold for: $178$150

    Boxed Simple Microscope, 19th century, with large eyepiece which twists to adjust vertically, fixed circular stage below, and gimbaled plane mirror, circulat brass base, (lacquer worn), ht. 5, box 3 more ...

  • Brass Naturalist's Microscope

    Lot: 30
    Sold for: $148$125

    Brass Naturalist's Microscope, England, c. 1850, the pillar mounts at the center of the box top and holds a plane mirror, circular swiveling stage, and eyepiece, also includes a live box, (missing more ...