Benj. Pike's Son & Co., 930 Broadway, NY.

Microscope with stage fine focus adjustment, c. 1878

Benj. Pike's Son & Co., 930 Broadway, NY. Microscope with stage fine focus adjustment, c. 1878 Benj. Pike's Son & Co., 930 Broadway, NY. Microscope with stage fine focus adjustment, c. 1878
Benj. Pike's Son & Co., 930 Broadway, NY. Microscope with stage fine focus adjustment, c. 1878 Benj. Pike's Son & Co., 930 Broadway, NY. Microscope with stage fine focus adjustment, c. 1878
Benj. Pike's Son & Co., 930 Broadway, NY. Microscope with stage fine focus adjustment, c. 1878 Benj. Pike's Son & Co., 930 Broadway, NY. Microscope with stage fine focus adjustment, c. 1878

This microscope is supplied with two oculars, two W. Wales objectives stored in a leather covered box, a brass and glass slide carrier, and a free standing bullseye condenser. The microscope has an unusual fine focus adjustment mechanism where the knob operates by tilting the stage.


Benjamin Pike Senior emigrated to the United States in 1804. He established an optician's business in New York supplying scientific instruments. His three sons, Benjamin Jr., Daniel, and Gardiner carried on in the business with the father and later on their own, sometimes as partners and, at other times, as competitors (see this and this)


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An advertisment from The American Journal of Microscopy and Popular Science, 1878.

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