London, South Kensington
24 September 2008
A lacquered brass Jones' Most Improved-type microscope
W. & S. Jones, early 19th century
signed on the foot W. & S. JONES, 30 Holborn, London, the body-tube has a tapered nosepiece screwing into the end of a short arm attached to the main limb, stage on rack-and-pinion, sliding substage and plano-concave mirror, the limb mounted to tapering column via compass joint, folding splayed tripod foot, accessories include: rotating disc with six objectives, lieberkuhns, tweezers, fishplate, four-celled brass slide in holder, bullseye condenser, conical condenser, stage spring, stage forceps, two large five-celled wooden slides and eight ivory slides; in fitted wooden case with two brass handles and two clasps (one broken, key lost).
12½ x 8¾ x 3¾in. (31.5 x 22 x 9.5cm.) in case
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