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Brass Microscope by Baker

Auction:
2623M
Lot:
5
Sold for:
$900$750

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2623M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
December 01, 2012 10:00AM

Description:

Brass Microscope by Baker, London, c. 1850, lacquered brass monocular microscope, single tube, dual nosepiece with unmarked objectives, square damascened stage, X and Y adjustments, plano/concave mirror, and rack and pinion coarse focus, on a damascened Y base marked Baker, 244 High Holborn, London, mahogany case with additional eyepiece, objective, stage diaphragm, and accessories, ht. 18 1/2 in.
Estimate $1,500-2,000

Some lacquer loss. May need cleaning and adjustment.

Keywords

London, Brass instrument, Lenses, Optical devices, Rack and pinion, Telescopes