Wanted: Antique Microscopes by Robert B. Tolles (Boston Optical Works)

Purchasing brass microscopes marked Tolles, Boston or Boston Optical Works.

Robert Tolles (1825 - 1883) was a prominent microscope maker who left an indelible mark on the field of microscopy during the 19th century. He apprenticed with Charles A. Spencer in Canastota, N. Y. and then went out on his own in 1858 in Canastota. Nine years later he moved to Boston, where he established his workshop at the Boston Optical Works, gaining recognition for his exceptional craftsmanship. Tolles' objective lenses were renowned for their exceptional quality and optical performance.

Also buying other 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 to Tolles microscopes in my collection:

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