Antique cased brass microscope manufactured in 1906 by Ernst Leitz of Wetzar, Germany and retailed by C Baker of High Holborn, London. Solid lacquered brass monocular microscope with black enamelled horse-shoe foot. Rotating turret with two objective lenses. Rack and pinion wheel for coarse focusing and micrometer wheel for fine focusing. Square stage with vulcanite top surface above a fully adjustable planar/concave mirror. Shaft inscribed “Agent C. Baker 244 High Holburn London” and “E. Leitz Wetzlar No. 90420”. Also inscribe “Fishmongers Company” for the Worshipful Company of Fishmongers. In original finely crafted, fitted solid mahogany dovetailed box with original nickel-silver handle and with working lock and key. Serial number 90420 stamped to top of door. The fitted case houses: An optional diaphragm with interchangeable aperture. Fitted slide-out rack to left with three Leitz eye-piece lenses (one incomplete) and two additional apertures. Fitted slide-out rack to right with four Leitz brass canisters with Leitz objective lenses no. 1, 3, 7 (period replacement) and 12 – two in canisters and two on microscope. Additional Leitz condenser with mechanical off-centering adjustment. Slide out lidded box containing 25 period pre-prepared specimen slides. Plaque for C. Baker inside door together with original specification (with serial number 90420) and dated 28th September 1906. Case measures 32 cm height by 16 cm width and 17.5 cm depth.
This microscope is in overall excellent condition commensurate with age and use. No dents or damage to the body. Optics and focus in excellent working order. All adjustments are sound and firm. Very minor surface marks to enamel on base. Minor spotting to mirror which remains perfectly functional. One eyepiece incomplete (missing chrome tube). All other accessories included are in undamaged condition. Case with knocks and marks from use on outside. Please see images as these form an important part of the description.
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