Abraham, Liverpool c. 1840

Monocular microscope

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mechanical stage

Mechanical stage with rotating spring super-stage

Microscope in case: Abraham, Liverpool c. 1840 Abraham Liverpool

A lower section of the case houses prepared slides dated 1847.

An identical example is located at the Science Museum, London signed : Carpenter & Westley, 24 Regent Street, LONDON (cat. ref: 25-78). An additional example of this microscope signed James Robinson, Dublin was offered at the June 29, 1995 Christie's auction sale as lot 190. Another similar example, signed by Abraham, but lacking the mechanical movements of the stage has been recently been offered for sale.

See a discussion of the work of the Liverpool instrument maker Abraham Abraham and his partnership with J. B. Dancer. Also, look here.

 

An Abraham Abraham advertisement from 1857

An advertisement from 1857

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