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Benjamin Pike Jr. Monocular Microscope

Auction:
2857M
Lot:
368
Sold for:
$1,169$950

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 2857M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 31, 2015 10:00AM

Description:

Benjamin Pike Jr. Monocular Microscope, 294 Broadway, New York, c. 1844, lacquered brass instrument with main tube attached to horizontal rotating arm with rack and pinion adjustment, and disk of six objective lenses, square pillar, stage with horizontal fine adjustment, and up/down rack and pinion focusing, condensing lens on manual adjustment arm, single pillar and foldable tri-foot base engraved Benjamin Pike Jr. 294 Broadway, New York, ht. 19 in.
Estimate $800-1,200

condensing lens broken off arm


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Benjamin Pike Jr., Camera lens, Gears, Lens, Pike, Pinion, Rack and pinion, Broadway