This is part of Highley's
Educational Microscope Compendium, c. 1865. Two microscopes are
stored within the
One being Highley's Educational
Microscope (see image at the right) having the coarse focus utilizing a fusee chain drive.
The other microscope being the case-mounted
aquarium microscope shown on this page. The optical components are interchangeable
between each of these two instruments. The remaining section in the
storage case houses some slide making tools and slides.
(1825-1900) was a London-based instrument maker,
publisher, and photographer active from the mid 19th