The Large Improved Compound Microscope, drum-shaped,... - Lot 339 - Chayette & Cheval

Lot 339
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300 - 500 EUR
The Large Improved Compound Microscope, drum-shaped,... - Lot 339 - Chayette & Cheval
The Large Improved Compound Microscope, drum-shaped, unsigned, England, mid-19th century. Instrument in its oak box, lined with red velvet (two slits, one brass plate missing), with its accessories including six objectives, pliers, mirror, six ivory specimen plates with identification list, insect holder and original instructions (torn). Box 27.8 x 14.2 x 8 cm. Derived from the 'drum microscope' that Benjamin Martin invented and described in 1742, the model like the one presented here was a great success in the second and third quarters of the 19th century.