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Rare Powell & Lealand No. 2 Monocular Microscope

Auction:
3230M
Lot:
416
Sold for:
$3,998$3,250

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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3230M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
April 12, 2019 10:00AM

Description:

Rare Powell & Lealand No. 2 Monocular Microscope, 170 Easton Road, London, c. 1862, lacquered brass instrument with compound monocular scope, rack-and-pinion focusing, arm engraved as above with date "1862," Turrell-type mechanical stage, condenser marked "W. Watson & Sons Ltd./ London/2470," large plano/concave mirror, all mounted on the typical P&L tripod base with inset cork feet, three eyepieces, and two signed objective lenses and accessories, ht. 18 in.

Note: Powell & Lealand were regarded as the finest microscope manufacturers in the Victorian era.
Estimate $5,000-7,000

original lacquered surface, lacking brass cap on mirror tube, scuffs to main barrel.


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Keywords

W. Watson & Sons Ltd., Binoculars, Condenser, Equipment, Eyepiece, Glass, Lenses, Monocular, Optics, Telescopes, London