Nachet Opticien, rue des Grands Augustins, Paris

Drum Microscope, c.1846

Nachet Opticien, rue des Grands Augustins, Paris.  Drum microscope

Nachet Opticien, rue des Grands Augustins, Paris.  Drum microscope

Nachet Opticien, rue des Grands Augustins, Paris.  Drum microscope

Nachet Opticien, rue des Grands Augustins, Paris.  Drum microscope

This is a early form of the small model drum type microscope dating prior to 1850. It was made by Camille Sébastien Nachet (1799-1881), one of the foremost French manufacturers of microscope during the period. The microscope is supplied with two eyepieces and three objectives which are stored in a small mahogany box. The microscope also is supplied with a stage condenser for illuminating opaque specimens. In contrast to small model drum microscopes made later where the fine focus mechanism moves the limb and the attached tube, the fine focus mechanism on this microscope moves the stage.

Another similar unsigned drum microscope is represented in this collection.

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