Wanted: Antique Microscopes by Thomas H. McAllister

Purchasing brass microscopes made by Thomas H. McAllister during the last half of the 19th century.

The McAllisters were a family of opticians that were active in the scientific instrument trade for over a century starting in the late 18th century with John McAllister Sr. (1755-1830). They had businesses in Philadelphia and later in New York. Thomas. H. McAllister (1824-1898) moved to New York around 1865. Unlike the Philadelphia based part of the family, he actually manufactured and sold his own microscopes as well as those by other manufacturers. The Philadelphia business sold microscopes imported from Europe.

Also buying all kinds of antique brass microscopes and accessories. Old microscope oil lamps, prepared slides, and slide cabinets. Other types of antique scientific instruments also wanted.

Here are some links and images of microscopes made by McAllister in my collection and microscopes that were imported and sold by the McAllister firms:

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