French botanical or entomological microscope

Unsigned, c. 1880

French botanical or entomological microscope, unsigned, c. 1880 French botanical or entomological microscope, unsigned, c. 1880
French botanical or entomological microscope, unsigned, c. 1880

This is a French-made (presumably) botanical or entomological microscope. The maker is unknown. It focuses by movement of the stage utilizing a rack and pinion with the rack enclosed in the tube on which the stage slides. It is supplied with three screw-together objectives, which can be use individually or in combinations to vary the magnification. Also included is a brass live box, a glass stage insert, and five paper covered specimen slides by Bourgogne.

The focus mechanism, the shape of the knob, and the construction of the mirror are very similar to a group of other instruments in this collection suggesting that they all were made by the same firm.

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