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A Large Exhibition 'Dick' Petrological Microscope

Lot 1 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

c.1891, English, signed to foot 'J Swift & Son, London' and further engraved by the original owner 'T. A. Oliver', standing on large cast brass foot ... read more

Sold for £8,160    Result plus buyers premium More details 4  

A Benjamin Martin Universal-Type Compound Microscope

Lot 2 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

c.1760, English, unsigned, base comprising a flat-folding tripod base with socket to accept plano-concave mirror gimbal peg, centre of foot supports ... read more

Sold for £4,800    Result plus buyers premium More details 5  

A Compound & Simple Microscope Outfit

Lot 3 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

c.1830, English, signed to body tube 'Andrew Pritchard, 162 Fleet Street, London.', tripod base with screw-in column, slide-out drawer tube ... read more

Sold for £1,056    Result plus buyers premium More details 5  

A Compound & Simple Microscope Outfit

Lot 4 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

c.1840, English, signed to body tube 'Andrew Pritchard, 162 Fleet Street, London', with heavy circular lead-filled base, central supporting pillar ... read more

Sold for £360    Result plus buyers premium More details 4  

Microscopic Illustrations of Living Objects

Lot 5 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

Pritchard, Andrew. 'Microscopic Illustrations of Living Objects, Their Natural History, Etc. With Researches Concerning the Most Eligible Methods of ... read more

Sold for £132    Result plus buyers premium More details 6  

A Compound American Microscope - The New Working Microscope

Lot 6 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

c.1876, American, signed to stage 'GEO WALE' and 'GEO WALE PAT. JUNE 6. 1876', lacquered brass microscope on black lacquered cast iron foot, with ... read more

Sold for £300    Result plus buyers premium More details 5  

A Large French Petrological Microscope

Lot 7 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

c.1885, French, signed to foot 'C. Verick elive specialde E Hartnack rue de la Parcheminerie 2 Paris', standing on heavy lead-filled base with a ... read more

Sold for £1,680    Result plus buyers premium More details 7  

A Screw-Barrel & Compass Microscope Compendium

Lot 8 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

c.1780, English, unsigned, ivory handle screws into screw-barrel and compass microscope, six objectives including one mounted in a Lieberkuhn, talc ... read more

Sold for £1,800    Result plus buyers premium More details 3  

A Gould Microscope

Lot 9 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

c.1840, English, signed 'Carpenter 24 Regent St, London', screws into brass boss on case lid, with concave mirror, rack and pinion focus to sprung ... read more

Sold for £336    Result plus buyers premium More details 2  

A Large Zeiss Ic Stand for Micro-photography

Lot 10 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

c.1890, German, engraved 'Carl Zeiss Jena No.37910' and 'Ic' to the base, heavy black lacquered 'Y' shaped base, plano-concave mirror, fully ... read more

Sold for £360    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Dall-Type Diamond Microwriter

Lot 11 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

built by Norman Groom in the 1980's from designs by Horrace Dall, complete with two micro engravings by Norman Groom. From Groom's description: 'The ... read more

Sold for £504    Result plus buyers premium More details 3  

A Collection of 28 Microscope Slides

Lot 12 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

c.1980, English, Norman Groom, five arranged butterfly scale slides, 13 microphotographs, three arranged diatoms on grids, three microwriting slides ... read more

Sold for £600    Result plus buyers premium More details 4  

A Petrological Microscope

Lot 13 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

c.1900, English, signed to foot 'J Swift & Son, London', stands on black enamel foot with plano-concave mirror on an articulated arm, with swing out ... read more

Sold for £600    Result plus buyers premium More details 5  

A Microscope Slide Preparation Set

Lot 14 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

c.1900, English, with trade labels for 'Watson & Sons Ltd 313 High Holborn', containing six glass bottles, a brass warming table, a ringing table ... read more

Sold for £456    Result plus buyers premium More details 3  

A Victorian Society of The Arts Type Microscope

Lot 15 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

c.1860, English, engraved 'Dollond LONDON', standing on Y-shaped base, plano-concave mirror, mechanical stage, rack and pinion focusing, two cased ... read more

Estimated at £200 - £300 More details 1  

A Powell & Lealand No.3 Microscope

Lot 16 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

c.1859, English, signed to top limb 'Powell & Lealand 170 Euston Road, London', standing on typical ‘Powell & Lealand’ tripod with large trunnions ... read more

Sold for £3,600    Result plus buyers premium More details 6  

An Unusual Folding Dancer Microscope

Lot 17 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

c.1860, English, engraved to foot 'J. B. Dancer Optician, 315, Manchester', standing on a very large folding brass lacquered foot, central boss with ... read more

Sold for £1,800    Result plus buyers premium More details 6  

A Collection of 36 Microscope Slides

Lot 18 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

pine flip-front case containing various slides by makers including Watson, Norman, Darlston etc. Set also includes 2 microphotographs

Sold for £360    Result plus buyers premium More details 4  

A Collection of 36 Microscope Slides

Lot 19 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

pine flip-front case containing various slides by makers including Watson, Norman, Darlston etc. Set also includes a microphotograph

Estimated at £300 - £500 More details 5  

A Collection of 36 Microscope Slides

Lot 20 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

pine flip-front case containing various slides by makers including 6 Arthur Ealand Foraminifera ex Challenger, six Cornelius Poulton, six Edward ... read more

Sold for £240    Result plus buyers premium More details 4  

A Fine Set of Six Farrants Rulings

Lot 21 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

six paper-covered slides with hand-written labels to base, although unsigned, labels are in Farrants' handwriting and both labels and paper are ... read more

Sold for £900    Result plus buyers premium More details 2  

A Watson Edinburgh Microscope

Lot 22 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

finished in lacquered and oxidised brass, standing on three splayed legs with mechanical substage, mechanical stage, quick change objective holder, ... read more

Sold for £360    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

George Adams Senior Trade Label & Documents

Lot 23 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

early handwritten paper trade label, reading 'Invented + Made by George Adams Scientific Instrument Maker to H.R.H George III 1747', 7cm x 5.7cm, ... read more

Sold for £864    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Compass Microscope

Lot 24 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

19th century, French, turned wooden handle, simple lens with silver Lieberkuhn, in mahogany case

Sold for £336    Result plus buyers premium More details 3  

A Simple Microscope

Lot 25 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

19th century, with two lenses, pillar screwing to case lid, focussing by sliding stage up and down pillar, fitted mahogany case with three mahogany ... read more

Sold for £168    Result plus buyers premium More details 2  

A Magic Lantern Projection Microscope

Lot 26 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

in lacquered brass with rack and pinion focusing, with five objectives, two large silver Lieberkuhns, forceps stage and six large box-wood sliders, ... read more

Estimated at £600 - £800 More details 6  

A Modern Zeiss Axioskop Microscope

Lot 27 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

serial no.451485, cream, trinocular head containing high eyepoint eyepiece marked 'Pl 10x/20', with a Nikon D40 Digital SLR camera, body, six ... read more

Sold for £1,440    Result plus buyers premium More details 5  

A Modern Leica DM2000 Microscope

Lot 28 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

serial no. 308054-D62008, six objective turret with four objectives; Leica PLAN 100x/1.25 OIL, Leica C PLAN 40x /0.65, Leica HI PLAN 4x/0.10, Spencer ... read more

Estimated at £1,200 - £1,500 More details 3  

An Olympus CH 2 Binocular Microscope

Lot 29 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

serial no. 8C0149, four objective turret with two objectives, Olympus E A40 0.65 160/017 and Olympus E A10 0.25 160/-, mechanical stage, focusing ... read more

Estimated at £150 - £200 More details 1  

A Nikon Trinocular Microscope

Lot 30 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

serial no.75922, finished in black, four objective turret with four objectives including, Nikon 4, Nikon M10, Nikon M20 and Nikon M40, Nippon Kogaku ... read more

Estimated at £150 - £250 More details 2  

A Nikon Binocular Microscope

Lot 31 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

serial no.78543, finished in black, four objective turret with four objectives including, Nikon 4 Plan, Nikon 10 Plan, Nikon 20 Plan and Nikon ... read more

Estimated at £150 - £250 More details 1  

An Early Nikon Monocular Microscope Model K

Lot 32 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

serial no.806359, finished in black, four objective turret with three objectives, three eyepieces, in maker’s wooden case, body, F-G, some paint loss ... read more

Estimated at £200 - £300 More details 1  

A Nikon Student’s Microscope

Lot 33 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

serial no.72384, finished in black, three objectives, mirror illumination, body, G, in maker’s wooden case

Estimated at £150 - £250 More details 1  

A Nikon Stereoscopic SMZ Microscope

Lot 34 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

serial no. 114122, finished in grey, zoom, X0.8 - X4, body, G, imported by Projectina Company Ltd, in maker’s wooden case

Estimated at £200 - £300 More details 1  

A Cased Nikon Phase Contrast Set

Lot 35 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

with condenser no.44400, filters, eyepiece missing, condition, VG-E

Estimated at £150 - £250 More details 2  

A Cased Nikon Phase Contrast Set

Lot 36 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

with condenser no.16155, filters, telescopic eyepiece, condition, F-G, condenser showing minor dent to bottom right, in original maker’s box

Sold for £720    Result plus buyers premium More details 2  

A Cased Nikon Phase Contrast Set

Lot 37 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

with condenser no.65925, condition, VG-E, in original maker’s box

Sold for £120    Result plus buyers premium More details 2  

A Leitz Fluorescence Attachment & Objectives for an Ortholux Microscope

Lot 38 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

with four Leitz fluorescence objectives including, Apo 25/0.65 Fluoreszenz, Fl 40/0.85 Fluoreszenz, C Fl 70:1 Fluoreszenz A0.90 and Fl Oel 95/1:32 ... read more

Estimated at £300 - £400 More details 2  

A Rare Five-scale Silver Pocket Sundial by Michael Butterfield

Lot 39 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

c.1690, French, finely engraved octagonal dial plate with foliate decoration and five hour bands for different latitudes, 49, 46, 43, 40 and 37 ... read more

Sold for £1,560    Result plus buyers premium More details 2  

A Rare Scottish Analemmatic Double Sundial

Lot 40 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

late 17th century, large dial plate engraved with two sundial projections, horizontal dial with folding gnomon and plumb bob, with chapter ring 4am ... read more

Sold for £3,360    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Gilt Brass & Silver Equinoctial Dial by Johann Willebrand

Lot 41 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

early 18th century, German, Ausburg type octagonal dial with central compass, cardinal points marked in Latin initials engraved arrow indicating ... read more

Sold for £624    Result plus buyers premium More details 3  

A Rare Charles Wheatstone Polarization Sundial by William H. Darker

Lot 42 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

mid-19th century, English, constructed of two mahogany frames hinged to the mahogany base, lower frame black reflecting glass raises to 18 degrees to ... read more

Sold for £1,200    Result plus buyers premium More details 4  

A Large Brass Equinoctial Sundial

Lot 43 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

French, early 19th Century, octagonal base with two levelling screws, plumb bob and central compass surrounded by wheat-ear engraving, compass ... read more

Estimated at £500 - £800 More details 3  

A Japanese Pocket Sundial

Lot 44 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

mid 19th Century, formed from shitan wood with inset glazed compass with blued steel needle and printed rose with central cardinal compass ... read more

Estimated at £400 - £600 More details 1  

A Japanese Portable Noon Sundial

Lot 45 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

19th Century, brass base plate with engraved decoration two levelling screw feet, glazed inset compass with cardinal points marked with Japanese ... read more

Sold for £240    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Bohemian Equinoctial Ring Dial

Lot 46 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

sundial with one quadrant graduated 0-90°, chapter ring I-XII-I-XII marked for every half-hour, engraved to reverse with latitudes for five cities, ... read more

Estimated at £500 - £800 More details 1  

An English Equinoctial Ring Dial

Lot 47 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

sundial having meridian ring with latitude scale 0 -82 divided to one degree, reverse with scale for solar altitude divided to one degree, ... read more

Estimated at £500 - £800 More details 3  

An Ausburg Equinoctial Sundial

Lot 48 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

18th Century, German, brass octagonal base with decorative engraving and inset compass, faded paper compass rose with magnetic variation arrow, ... read more

Sold for £180    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Japanese Portable Noon Sundial

Lot 49 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

19th Century, in brass, base plate with two levelling screw feet, inset compass bowl has become detached from base plate, needle and glass missing, ... read more

Sold for £60    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Dipleidoscope by E J Dent

Lot 50 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 1st November 2018)

mid 19th Century, English, serial no.429, patent meridian instrument or noon sundial, in ebonised brass, with outdoor base with spring-loaded ... read more

Estimated at £400 - £600 More details 6