Andrew Pritchard, 162 Fleet Street, London

monocular microscope c.1845

Andrew Pritchard, 162 Fleet Street, London

Andrew Pritchard, 162 Fleet Street, London

A. Pritchard, 162 Fleet Street, London

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.

 

Pritchard signature

Andrew Pritchard (1804 1882) biography

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