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Lot 4 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science, 19th November 2020)

A Benjamin Martin Solar Compendium

English, c.1770, signed to the solar microscope plate MARTIN LONDON' and to the microscope foot B. MARTIN Invt. LONDON N.16, The large sharkskin covered wooden case opens to reveal the outfit in fitted green silk velvet, the microscope stands on a Y shaped folding base with a turned pillar supporting the square column, a rack is cut into the back of the column with a wheel at the back of the stage for course focusing. A locking wheel at the side of the state engages a screw fine focus mechanism, at the top of the microscope is a folding limb that can also be rotated by removing a steel locking pin, the limb can take the compound body or the arm for the slide of simple objectives, The solar microscope is made up of the mounting plate and mirror assembly, into the screws the condenser with mounting tube, finally the screw barrel microscope screws into this, the microscope can be used in conjunction with the strip of lenses or the screw in lenses, case width 34cm, the set is impressively complete with only the No.1 microscope objective missing its lens, some old water damage to the rear of the case with some loss to the sharkskin, the hinges have lost their pins, one hook is missing from the front

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English, c.1770, signed to the solar microscope plate MARTIN LONDON' and to the microscope foot B. MARTIN Invt. LONDON N.16, The large sharkskin covered wooden case opens to reveal the outfit in fitted green silk velvet, the microscope stands on a Y shaped folding base with a turned pillar supporting the square column, a rack is cut into the back of the column with a wheel at the back of the stage for course focusing. A locking wheel at the side of the state engages a screw fine focus mechanism, at the top of the microscope is a folding limb that can also be rotated by removing a steel locking pin, the limb can take the compound body or the arm for the slide of simple objectives, The solar microscope is made up of the mounting plate and mirror assembly, into the screws the condenser with mounting tube, finally the screw barrel microscope screws into this, the microscope can be used in conjunction with the strip of lenses or the screw in lenses, case width 34cm, the set is impressively complete with only the No.1 microscope objective missing its lens, some old water damage to the rear of the case with some loss to the sharkskin, the hinges have lost their pins, one hook is missing from the front

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Auction: Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science, 19th November 2020

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THATCHAM
RG19 4EP

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