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Science, Technology & Clocks

by Skinner


721 lots with images

December 1, 2012

63 Park Plaza

Boston, MA, 02116 USA

Phone: +1 617-350-5400

Fax: +1 617-350-5429

Email: info@skinnerinc.com

R. & J. Beck Brass Binocular Microscope, London, c. 1870, rack and pinion coarse focus, thumbwheel fine focus, circular stage with slid

Lot 1: R. & J. Beck Brass Binocular Microscope, London, c. 1870, rack and pinion coarse focus, thumbwheel fine focus, circular stage with slid

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Description: R. & J. Beck Brass Binocular Microscope, London, c. 1870, rack and pinion coarse focus, thumbwheel fine focus, circular stage with slide bar and spring clip, plano/concave mirror, triangular folding stand marked R. & J. Beck, London, 5860, wooden case, two pairs of eyepieces, three objectives, and a freestanding bull's-eye condenser.

Condition Report: Microscope has been polished in the past. Top of "clamshell" case is off and split in two. Both mirrors have lines.

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Culpepper-type Microscope, brass microscope with sliding focus inner tube engraved 1,2, 3, 4, eyepiece, circular stage, sprung slide ho

Lot 2: Culpepper-type Microscope, brass microscope with sliding focus inner tube engraved 1,2, 3, 4, eyepiece, circular stage, sprung slide ho

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Description: Culpepper-type Microscope, brass microscope with sliding focus inner tube engraved 1,2, 3, 4, eyepiece, circular stage, sprung slide holder, concave mirror, two sets of scrolling brass supports, on a circular brass base, all in a pyramidal mahogany case with a drawer containing four objectives, fish plate, and other accessories.

Condition Report: Piece missing from bottom of case. Some silver loss on mirror.

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Two Brass Microscopes, a Rich. Holz, Berlin, rack and pinion coarse focus, triple nosepiece circular stage, and plano/concave mirror, w

Lot 3: Two Brass Microscopes, a Rich. Holz, Berlin, rack and pinion coarse focus, triple nosepiece circular stage, and plano/concave mirror, w

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Description: Two Brass Microscopes, a Rich. Holz, Berlin, rack and pinion coarse focus, triple nosepiece circular stage, and plano/concave mirror, with mahogany box; and a Bausch & Lomb with rack and pinion coarse focus, micrometer fine focus on pillar, triple nosepiece, mechanical stage, substage condenser and iris diaphragm, and plano/concave mirror, in a mahogany box.

Condition Report: Holz is missing slide clips, lacquer is showing some wear. The B&L has considerable lacquer loss and tarnishing, the iris diaphragm is stuck shut and the X and Y stage controls are stiff.

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Two London Microscopes, England, one Ross London, no. 8602, rackwork coarse focus on body, micrometer screw fine focus on pillar, nosep

Lot 4: Two London Microscopes, England, one Ross London, no. 8602, rackwork coarse focus on body, micrometer screw fine focus on pillar, nosep

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Description: Two London Microscopes, England, one Ross London, no. 8602, rackwork coarse focus on body, micrometer screw fine focus on pillar, nosepiece with three objectives, mechanical stage, X and Y adjustments, substage condenser, plano/concave mirror, on a U-shaped base marked Ross, London, 8602, ht. closed 11 1/2 in.; and a W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Edinburgh Student model H in lacquered brass and black paint, rackwork coarse focus, micrometer screw fine focus on pillar, mechanical stage, substage condenser, plano/concave mirror, and tripod base, in a mahogany box.

Condition Report: Ross has slight lacquer loss on fine focus knob and pillar. The Watson nose piece is loose, is missing a slide clip and some lacauer loss on tube.

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Brass Microscope by Baker, London, c. 1850, lacquered brass monocular microscope, single tube, dual nosepiece with unmarked objectives,

Lot 5: Brass Microscope by Baker, London, c. 1850, lacquered brass monocular microscope, single tube, dual nosepiece with unmarked objectives,

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Description: Brass Microscope by Baker, London, c. 1850, lacquered brass monocular microscope, single tube, dual nosepiece with unmarked objectives, square damascened stage, X and Y adjustments, plano/concave mirror, and rack and pinion coarse focus, on a damascened Y base marked Baker, 244 High Holborn, London, mahogany case with additional eyepiece, objective, stage diaphragm, and accessories, ht. 18 1/2 in.

Condition Report: Some lacquer loss. May need cleaning and adjustment.

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