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    Sale 5808

    Travel, Science & Natural History

    8 April 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 89

    A lacquered brass binocular microscope

    CHARLES BAKER

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A lacquered brass binocular microscope
    Charles Baker
    signed on the foot BAKER, 244, High Holborn LONDON., rack-and-pinion coarse- and fine-focusing, mechanical stage with 'x-y' adjustments, substage condensor, plano-concave mirror, supported on two columns on 'Y'-shaped foot screwed onto wooden tray which slides into the case and with fitted screw slot for Wenham binocular tube, two objectives in signed canisters, ½in. and 2/3in., pull drawer with mostly later accessories and slides; the case with folding brass handle and retaining the original key.
    8¾ x 7¾ x 13½in. (22 x 19.5 x 34cm.) in case


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