Andrew Pritchard, 162 Fleet Street, London

monocular microscope c.1845

 Andrew Pritchard, 162 Fleet Street, London monocular microscope c.1845
Andrew Pritchard, 162 Fleet Street, London monocular microscope c.1845
Andrew Pritchard, 162 Fleet Street, London monocular microscope c.1845

This is a fine example of a non-inclining microscope made by Andrew Pritchard dating from the mid-19th century. It is signed both on the tube and on the tripod base : Andrew Pritchard, 162 Fleet Street, London. The microscope focuses by rack and pinion moving the tube. The specimen slides are held by spring loaded stage clips. The optics consist of a triple button objective (dividable or magnification changes) and a Huygens eyepiece. The mirror has one side with a concave glass and the other with a white plaster surface for using diffuse light. Also supplied is a stage condenser for use in illuminating opaque objects. Contained in a small leather covered box is a small collection of prepared slides by Pritchard.

 

Andrew Pritchard, 162 Fleet Street, London monocular microscope c.1845

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