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Highley's Educational microscope with chain drive focus, c. 1865
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Horizontal microscope: Made for Widdifield and Co., Boston. c. 1845
W. Watson & Sons 313 High Holborn London #10251. The Van Heurck No.1 model microscope. c. 1908
Baker 224 High Holborn London. The No. 2 Nelson model microscope. c. 1895
Powell & Lealand, Elmsdale, Greenham Road, Muswell Hill N., Late of 170 Eustan Road N. W. The monocular No.1 microscope dated
The Harley binocular microscope. Collins London, 1883
Binocular microscope: J.B. Dancer Optician No. 371 Manchester
Wenham binocular microscope: Watson and Son 313 High Holborn London #912, The Jackson No. 2 Model, c. 1880
Binocular microscope: H.&W. Crouch 64a Bishopsgate Street, London. serial no. 306, c. 1865
Some of the accessories supplied with the above H&W Crouch binocular microscope No. 306
left: Carpenter type Improved microscope: The New Improved Compound Microscope for Opake and Transparent Objects; right:
Porter and Hunt, London case-mounted microscope. Both c.1830.
Microscope with polarizing attachments: Stativ I, Carl Zeiss, Jena, 1351 / 2259. c. 1874
Monocular microscope: W. Ladd Beak St. Regent St. W. c. 1865
E. Leitz Wetslar, No. 6260 Stativ IV c. 1883. Continental microscope.
Wenham binocular microscope: Charles G. Ewing San Francisco c. 1870
Petrological microscope: E. Leitz Wetzlar No.25280; Mineralogical Stand I, c. 1892
left: Jones Most Improved model microscope Bate London, c. 1825. right: An Improved model microscope with early Canadian history,
E. B. Meyrowitz, New York. J. Zentmayer, Phila. Pat'd Aug. 14, 76. The American Columbian Stand
Powell & Lealand, 170 Euston Road, London, dated 1892. The binocular No. 1 microscope
Monocular microscope: Bausch & Lomb Optical. Co., Rochester NY, #768, Educational model microscope, c. 1879
Gilbert & Sons, London, Jones Most Improved model microscope, c. 1815
Boston Optical Works, Tolles No. 15. The B Model Microscope. c. 1870
Horne Thornthwaite & Wood 123 Newgate Street London c.1848 . Stage focusing microscope.
C. Baker 244 High Holborn London #6389. The R.M.S. 1.27 model microscope c.1911
Petrological microscope: R. Fuess Berlin #131. The Rosenbusch model c.1878
J. Swift and Son London W. patent 24960. Portable Histological microscope.
Pocket microscopes. From left to right: Swift-Brown, c. 1880; Ross field hand microscope, c. 1870; Pillischer's Lenticular, c.
McIntosh Battery and Optical Co., Chicago, # 458. The Scientific Microscope No. 1, c. 1890
left: botanical microscope Dollond London c.1830 right: an Ellis aquatic microscope c.1775.
E. Hartnack and A. Prazmowski, #13936 c.1875. Continental microscope.
A. Ross London, #443 , dissecting microscope c.1851
Jno Ehrmann, Maker, 1905. Monocular microscope.
Petrological microscope, Ernst Leitz Wetzlar No.221090, CM model, c. 1923
Microscope made by Charles Chevalier, c. 1855
Portable microscope: John Browning London #419, c. 1875
Swift & Son 81 Tottenham Court Rd London W.C. The "Challenge" binocular microscope
Grunow, New York
Monocular microscope with polarizing attachments: E. Leitz, Wetzlar, No. 6097, Stativ Nr. 1b , c.1884
McIntosh Battery &Optical Co., Chicago # 397.
The New Clinical Microscope No. 2, c.
Nuremberg Culpeper style microscope. c. 1800 signed IM
T. H. McAllister, N.Y. The Student's Microscope, c. 1876
Two Culpeper style microscopes. left: unsigned right: Adams, London, c. 1790-1800
Deleuil, Raspail Simple Chemical Microscope, c. 1835
Continental microscope: Carl Zeiss Jena, No. 8223. The Ia model, c. 1885
Botanical microscope mounted on a sharkskin case. c. 1800
Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. Pat'd Oct. 8, 1876 and Oct. 13, 1885. The Professional model microscope
W. Matthews Camden Rd., London. Case-mounted portable microscope c. 1858
Bate London. Small Most Improved model microscope c. 1825
Smith Beck & Beck, London #3114. The Universal Model Binocular Microscope c. 1862
Geo. Wale, Pat. App. for. The New Working MIcroscope, c. 1880
F.W. Schieck Berlin S.W. No. 7982. Continental microscope. c.1884
Smith Beck & Beck, London. A set of disks with a disk revolver for mounting opaque objects
Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. "The Model" microscope
W. Watson & Sons Ltd, 313 High Holborn London #10844. The Van Heurck No.1 model microscope, c. 1910
Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. Rochester NY, #27818. "The Grand" Continental Model Microscope DDS. c. 1898
L. Schrauer, New York. Schrauer's Wale-Limb Microscope, c. 1880
L. Schrauer, Maker, New York. Schrauer's "Physicians Model" Microscope, c. 1880
Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. The Williams petrological microscope.c. 1888
Botanical-Entomological Microscope. "The School Microscope", c.1880
Horne Thornthwaite & Wood, 123 Newgate St. London. Stage-focusing microscope, c.1850
J. Grunow, New York, No. 950. Monocular microscope, c. 1889
Early bar-limb microscope: signed on the base Ross, London No. 88 and on the stage Powell & Lealand, London. c. 1843
Jas. Smith , London #109. The Microscope of Robley Dunglison, MD (1798-1869), c. 1845
J. & W. Grunow, New York #499. Binocular microscope with Varley Stage
Two examples of the R.B. Tolles Student Microscope. Left: Boston Optical Works, Tolles, #159. Right: Tolles, Boston #290. c. 1870 and 1874,
J. & W. Grunow #594 Binocular microscope c. 1874
Hartnack's Drawing Apparatus. The Embryograph of Wilhelm His, c. 1881
Charles A. Spencer's Trunnion Model Microscope c. 1855
Two versions of the Bausch & Lomb Optical. Co. "Physician's" model microscope. Pat. Oct. 3, 1876. right: #2188, c. 1883; left:
#1078, c. 1879
Monocular microscope made by Charles A. Spencer. Pritchard type c. 1860
Made by Jos. Zentmayer, Philad, serial No. 14. The Grand American model microscope, c. 1860
Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., Rochester NY, Serial No. 76, Pat. Oct. 3, 1876. The Professional model microscope, c. 1876
C. Kellner's nachfolger, FR. Belthle in Wetzlar, No. 945. Objectives signed Belthle &
Small mode; microscope.
L. Schrauer, Maker, New York. Prize Microscope Awarded to Frank Caudkins Bunn, M.D., 1889
George L. Gowlland, Cambridge Mass. (attributed). Monocular Microscope, c. 1890
E. Leitz, New York. Serial # 53059. Leitz Travelling Microscope c. 1900
Portrait of the Romanian microscopist Ioan Cantacuzino (1863-1934). Artist signed: A. Lavrillier, Jassy 1918. Bronze plaque 150 mm in
Nachet, 17 rue St. Severin, Paris. The Nachet-Smith Inverted Chemical Microscope, c. 1885
French Drum Microscope with stage fine focus, c. 1850
C. Kellner in Wetzlar, Belthle & Rexroth, No. 280, c. 1859. The microscope of Louis Bauer, MD (1814-1898)
Seibert in Wetzlar No. 8984. Petrological (Polarizing) Microscope, c. 1898
Field or Pocket Microscope marked "Junior", c. 1925. Made by Spindler & Hoyer, Göttingen
E. Leitz, Wetzlar. Large preparation (dissecting) microscope with erecting prism. Model W, c. 1925
G.Oberhaeuser, Place Dauphine, Paris. #1812. Small Drum microscope, c. 1850
Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., Pat. Oct. 3, 1876, Serial number 3340, The Universal model microscope with a nickel plated surface finish, c.
E. Leitz Wetzlar, No. 8750. Mittleres mikroskop - Stativ III, c. 1886
J. Swift, Optician, 128 City Road, London E. C. Binocular microscope for conventional and polarized light microscopy, c. 1870
R. Fuess Steglitz-Berlin, # 1414. Smaller petrological microscope model Va, c.1908
Dollond London, Cuff's New Constructed Double Microscope, c. 1765
Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar; serial # 196553. Leitz Large Travelling Microscope "DT", c. 1920
L. Schrauer, Maker, N. Y., Second Prize Microscope Awarded to Joseph E. McKenzie, M.D. by the New York Homeopathic Medical College and
Secretan à Paris. Solar microscope, c. 1865
Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., Rochester NY. An early version of the Investigator model microscope, c. 1880
Case mounted English botanical microscope, c. 1840
A. Ross, London #599. Large Bar-limb Microscope by Andrew Ross, c. 1855
Both signed: Made for McAllister & Co., Philadelphia. Imported case-mounted French microscopes, c.1844. Attributed to the Parisian
J. Swift & Son, London, #14790. The Advanced Student's Petrological Microscope, c. 1908
E. Hartnack sucr. de G. Oberhaeuser. Place Dauphine 21, Paris, #5024. Middle model drum microscope, c. 1865
Mackenzie 15 Cheapside London. New Improved Pocket Compound Microscope . Cary-Gould type microscope, c. 1830.
Paul Waechter, Berlin #12416, Large model No. 1b for bacteriological investigations, c. 1888. The microscope of Dr. Julius Townsend Rose MD
Brunner à Paris, 34 Rue des Bernardins. Gruby Type Pocket Microscope, c. 1842
Bausch & Lomb Optical Co. N.Y., # 36575. Bausch & Lomb Petrographical Microscope. Stand LC, c.
Dollond London. Gould type chest microscope, c.1830
Two version of the Bausch & Lomb Harvard Model microscope. Left: No. 5598, non-inclinable. Right: No. 3729, inclinable. c. 1888 and 1885,
L. Schrauer, Maker, New York. Large continental style microscope, c. 1880
Powell & Lealand, 4 Seymour Place, Euston Square, London. Monocular microscope dated 1850. Model No. 3
A Most Improved type microscope with advanced features. An early achromatic (and non-achromatic) transitional microscope, c.
R. & J. Beck, 31 Cornhill, London, #5703. The Large Best model binocular microscope. c.1871
in Wien. Non-inclining Large Microscope, c. 1845
C. Kellner's nachfolger, FR. Belthle in Wetzlar, No. 829, c. 1866. Model 3a, Kleines Mikroskop
Pike Maker, 518 Broadway New York, No. 120. Large microscope with Lister-limb made by Daniel Pike, c. 1871
Waechter's (or Engell's) Class or Demonstrating Microscope, c. 1885
W. H. Bulloch, Chicago, Pat. 1879, #260. The No. 1 Professional Binocular Microscope. c.1883
Wilson screw barrel microscope signed: Culpeper Fecit, c. 1720
Portrait in oil of Jakob Vimpel in his laboratory at the Carlsberg Breweries. Danish, first quarter of the 20th century.
T. H. McAllister, N. Y. The Physician' Model Microscope, c.1880
Bausch & Lomb Optical Co., Rochester and New york City, #16221. The final version of the Professional Model microscope, c.
Compound and Simple Microscope on a folding tripod base. English, unsigned. c.1815
R. & J. Beck, 31 Cornhill, London, #6251. The Large Best Portable Binocular Microscope, c.1872
C. Zeiss, Jena 4969. Microscope model V a, c. 1880
Pillischer, London # 5692. "The Kosmos" model microscope, c.1895
French botanical or entomological microscope, c. 1880
J. Swift and Son, London. Patent 24960. Portable Histological model microscope in aluminum, c. 1895
Yawman & Erbe Rochester N.Y., c. 1884. Engraved on the fine adjustment knob: Pat. Aug. 15, 1882
J. Zentmayer, Philadelphia, Patented 1876, No. 2504. The American Centennial binocular microscope, c. 1885
American made microscope on a double pillar and rotating base. Most likely made by an amateur, c. 1885
James Swift, London (attributed). Portable folding microscope with polarization. c. 1877
E. Leitz, Wetzlar, No. 7521. Microscope Stand 1, c. 1885
J. Zentmayer, Philadelphia. The American Continental Stand V, c. 1895
E. Leitz, Wetzlar, No. 253025. The MOP model petrological microscope, c. 1925. For use with reflected or transmitted polarized
James Swift & Son, University St. London. Blankley's Small Pocket Microscope - The Seaside Microscope, c. 1879
J. Zentmayer, Phila, Pat'd Aug. 15, 76. The American Histological Binocular Microscope
Charles A. Spencer (Spencer & Eaton). The Large Trunnion Model microscope with lever activated stage, c. 1859
R.& J.Beck, London and Philadelphia, #10679, The "Improved National" Binocular Microscope, c. 1882
Pritchard Type Student Microscope. English, unsigned, c. 1850
ALLEN, Springfield Mass., Early American
monocular microscope, c. 1858
& Lomb Optical. Co., Rochester N.Y.
An early and uncommon B&L microscope
with screw tube focusing, c.
Wetzlar. Abbe type microspectroscope, c.
J. Grunow, New York No. 965. Large microscope on a double pillar with swinging substage, c. 1889
Franz Schmidt & Haensch, Berlin. Continental model microscope, c. 1880
J. Grunow, New York No. 984, c. 1889. Continental style microscope