T. Cooke, York

monocular microscope c. 1854

T. Cooke, York. Monocular microscope c. 1854

T. Cooke, York. Monocular microscope c. 1854

T. Cooke, York. Monocular microscope c. 1854

  T. Cooke, York microscope accessories

    Within the storage case are two boxes. One contains a set of professionally prepared microscope slides and the other contains the accessories. The objectives predate the RMS thread.

  T. Cooke, York c. 1854 monocular microscope stored in the case

  T. Cooke, York c. 1854 monocular microscope. Case with brass handle and key

 

T. Cooke York

This microscope was made by the British instrument maker Thomas Cooke (1807-1868). Most of the instruments he made after 1855 are signed T. Cooke & Sons, not just T. Cooke, York as on this microscope. On that basis, this microscope should date prior to 1855. In addition, the objectives on this microscope predate the use of the RMS thread (formalized in 1858). After the death of Thomas Cooke in 1868, the firm was taken over by his sons and retained the name T. Cooke & Sons. By 1922 the firm was named Cooke, Troughton & Simms.

Microscopes made by Thomas Cooke are rather uncommon. Another microscope made by Thomas Cooke dated 1850 is held by the York Museum Trust.

Thomas Cooke

Thomas Cooke (1807-1868)

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