8 April 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 500
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 800
A lacquered brass binocular microscope
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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