W. Watson & Sons, 313 High Holborn, London #3925

The Royal Van Heurck model with binocular and monocular tubes and continental base. c.1897

W. Watson & Sons, 313 High Holborn, London #3925 with binocular tube

W. Watson & Sons, 313 High Holborn, London #3925. with monocular tube

Watson Royal Van Heurck-microscope stage

Watson Royal Van Heurck-microscope stage rotation

Note that the top plate of the stage is capable of full rotation

An advertisement from 1892

A Watson & Sons 1892 advertisement

 

Although, at the time this microscope was manufactured, the designation of the name "Royal" to describe this model was not yet in use, this microscope has all the featurers that were later incorporated in the Royal model. This instrument could also be considered an example of the Edinburgh D model having the addition of a double draw-tube with the lower tube having a rack and pinion adjustment.

The Watson Van Heurck type instruments with the continental base are far less common than those with the English tripod base. On the right is an illustration of a later example of the Royal model with the English base. This particular instrument came furished with both binocular and monocular tubes

W. Watson & Sons, Watson royal microscope English base

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