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An Early 19th Century Culpeper Microscope For Sale
An Early 19th Century Culpeper Microscope
Description: Offered is an unsigned late 18th/early 19th century Culpeper type microscope in its original pyramid shaped mahogany case.
The microscope is of typical form standing on a turned cast brass base with a concave mirror in the centre supported in a gimbal with a steel peg holding it into the base. Three double scrolled legs then rise to hold the circular stage plate The stage is pierced to hold the stage forceps and there are 2 clips below to hold the glass phial. A tapered cylindrical body grips the body tube by a slit internal collar to allow for focussing. The long nose piece is unusually tapered preventing the use of a leiberkuhn and holder. The body tube is engraved 1,2,3 and 4 for setting th focussing distane for each objective. The eyepiece arrangement is quite simple with a field lens below a single lens at the top. A sliding dust excluder is in the eye-cup.
The green baize lined accessory drawer contains 4 objectives engraved 1-4 to corispond with th markings on the body tube. There is a large live box, a talc box, stage forceps and 4 bone slides 3 with 4 cells and 1 with 2 cells.
Condition: Cosmetically the microscope is bright and clean but it has lost most of its original lacquer. Mechanically the microscope is quite simple so there isn’t much to go wrong. All the threads work and the drawer tube is still tight, optically the microscope is good offering clear images. The field lens is chipped on the edge but this is not in the optical axis so it does not affect viewing. The case is in overall good original condition with a few small chips, scratches and scuffs to the wood the lock is missing.
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USA - Fedex - £55.90
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We have now been shipping items all over the world for a number of years and in that time we have come to expect the worst that the postal services can put our packages through. For that reason we always double box our items, we never send instruments packed in their wooden box; we always try to dismantle items before packing and shipping to reduce the likelyhood of damage; we pack each item according to its individual requirements.
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