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An Exceptionally Fine Powell & Lealand "No. 1" Compound Monocular/Binocular Microscope Outfit

Lot 1 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, dated 1871, signed in script to the top of the bar-limb ‘POWELL & LEALAND, 170 Euston Road, London’, of standard No.1 construction standing ... read more

Sold for £38,400    Result plus buyers premium More details 4  

An Impressive Ross No.1 With Stephenson's Binocular Adaption

Lot 2 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1870, signed to the back of the large 'Y' shaped foot Ross London', standing on a large lacquered brass ‘Y’ shaped base with tall ... read more

Estimated at £6,000 - £8,000 More details 2  

An exceptionally fine and rare Swift & Son’s Presentation Binocular Microscope

Lot 3 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1877, boldly engraved to the back of the foot ‘JAMES SWIFT, 43 UNIVERSITY ST, LONDON W.c. PATENT’, standing on a large brass lacquered ... read more

Sold for £8,640    Result plus buyers premium More details 3  

A Fine Binocular 'Large Best', or 'N°1 Stand' Microscope Outfit

Lot 4 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, dated 1858*, signed in script to the foot ‘Smith & Beck 6 Coleman St. LONDON’ and ‘N°1873’, the microscope stands on a flat tripod foot with ... read more

Sold for £3,240    Result plus buyers premium More details 4  

A W & S Jones Most Improved Microscope

Lot 5 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English c. 1798, signed to the foot ‘W & S JONES 30 Holborn London’, with folding tripod foot, central boss supporting tall column with compass-type ... read more

Sold for £780    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Hand Held Simple Microscope

Lot 6 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, unsigned, c. 1800, with bone handle screwing in to the lacquered brass body, with forceps to the front, with wheel of 6 lenses in a cell at ... read more

Sold for £2,640    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A 19th Century Culpeper-Type Microscope

Lot 7 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, signed to the stage in script ‘F Day, 37 Poultry LONDON’, of typical form on circular brass base, with concave mirror in a gimbal, scroll ... read more

Sold for £2,640    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Very Fine Collection of 18th & 19th Century Microscope Spares

Lot 8 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

housed in an attractive French polished mahogany table collector's cabinet, drawer 1 contains mainly 18th century microscope parts including a large ... read more

Sold for £3,360    Result plus buyers premium More details 6  

A Compound Achromatic Microscope

Lot 9 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1840, signed to the body tube ‘CARPENTER & WESTLEY 24 Regent Street, LONDON’. The microscope stands on a heavy cast iron flat tripod base ... read more

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

An Early Acromatic Compound Microscope

Lot 10 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1860, signed in script along the side of the bar limb 'Ruck Maker Cheltenham', standing on a large Powell & Lealand style tripod base, ... read more

Estimated at £500 - £700 More details 3  

A Large 19th Century French Compound Microscope Outfit

Lot 11 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

French, c. 1877, signed in script to the body tube ‘Mon E. Hart & A. Praz A Prazmowski sucr, Rue Bonaparte, 1. Paris’, Standing on a heavy ... read more

Sold for £1,440    Result plus buyers premium More details 6  

A Large 19th Century German Compound Microscope Outfit

Lot 12 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

German, c. 1870, signed to front of body tube 'GUNDLACH BERLIN', on 'Y' shaped foot with swept support to rear, compass-type joint to underside of ... read more

Sold for £3,000    Result plus buyers premium More details 7  

A Travelling Microscope

Lot 13 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1900, signed to the rear of the stand ‘Baker 244 High Holborn, London’, contained in a polished leather case lined with green baize, ... read more

Sold for £384    Result plus buyers premium More details 2  

Swifts Improved Clinical, Zoologist & Field Microscope

Lot 14 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1900, signed to the body tube 'J. Swift & Son, London No.270, standing on a folding tripod base with a plano-concave mirror in a gimbal ... read more

Sold for £576    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Gould-Type Microscope

Lot 15 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1830/40, unsigned, rectangular sectioned pillar screws into boss on top of case lid, concave mirror pins into base of column, stage on ... read more

Sold for £480    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Gould-Type Microscope

Lot 16 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1830/40, unsigned, rectangular sectioned pillar screws into boss on top of case lid, concave mirror pins into base of column, stage on ... read more

Sold for £324    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

Martin-Type Drum Microscope

Lot 17 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1840, unsigned with rack and pinion focusing, with three simple objectives and glass stage, in original French polished mahogany case. ... read more

Estimated at £200 - £300 More details 1  

Martin-Type Drum Microscope

Lot 18 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1840, unsigned with push/pull focusing, with three simple objectives and glass stage, in original French polished mahogany case. Case ... read more

Sold for £240    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

An Unusual Petrological Microscope By R & J Beck

Lot 19 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1897*, signed to the rear of the foot ‘R & J Beck London 21067’, the microscope stands on a heavy lead filled ‘Y’ shaped base with a ... read more

Sold for £1,200    Result plus buyers premium More details 2  

A ‘Petros’ Petrological Microscope

Lot 20 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1890, engraved to the foot ‘J Swift & Son, London’, and engraved at the side ‘I.c.S.T. Geo Lab 887’, on a black enamelled tripod base ... read more

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

A Petrological Challenge ‘B’ Microscope

Lot 21 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1880, signed to the rear of the foot ’J. Swift & Son 81 Tottenham Court Rd, London’, standing on a large lacquered brass tripod base with ... read more

Sold for £2,040    Result plus buyers premium More details 4  

A Watson 'Royal' Compound Microscope

Lot 22 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, dated 1915, signed to the rear of the foot ‘W Watson & Sons Ltd, 313 High Holborn, London', the microscope supported on a black lacquered ... read more

Sold for £864    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Large Projection Microscope

Lot 23 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1920s, with plaque that reads 'PROJECTION MICRO-PROJECTOR Flatters & Garnet', on large tripod foot with lamp house, water cooler, slide ... read more

Sold for £600    Result plus buyers premium More details 3  

An Abbe Apertometer

Lot 24 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

German, c. 1910, signed 'Abbe's Apertometer, Carl Zeiss Jena', the semicircular ground glass fixed to a black lacquered brass frame with single swing ... read more

Estimated at £300 - £500 More details

A Microscope Oil Lamp

Lot 25 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1880, signed around the base 'Watson & Sons, 313 High Holborn, London', constructed of lacquered brass with adjustable bullseye condenser, ... read more

Sold for £3,600    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Powell & Lealand Binocular Body Tube

Lot 26 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1870, unsigned, constructed of lacquered brass with fine threaded female screw base, rack and pinion inter-ocular adjustment, with ... read more

Sold for £480    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Collection of Seven Powell & Lealand Eyepieces & Collars

Lot 27 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

including: an eyepiece engraved ‘Powell & Lealand 20’, 30mm dia, an eyepiece engraved ‘Powell & Lealand 40’, 29mm dia, an eyepiece engraved ‘Powell & ... read more

Sold for £240    Result plus buyers premium More details

A Collection of Powell & Lealand Substage Condensers

Lot 28 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

including: one with a paper label which reads ‘(P & L) Dr Edmunds Immersion Paraboloid MMJ Aug 1871 JRMS 1878 192’, 36mm dia, a condenser engraved ... read more

Sold for £840    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Fine Powell & Lealand Achromatic Substage Condenser

Lot 29 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1870, engraved around the top plate in large letters ‘POWELL & LEALAND’, with rotating wheel of apertures and wheel of stops with screw ... read more

Sold for £384    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Large Powell & Lealand 1 1/2 inch objective

Lot 30 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1870, signed to the lid of the can ’POWELL & LEALAND, LONDON, 1 1/2 Apochromatic’, objective engraved ’POWELL & LEALAND, Apochromatic, ... read more

Sold for £300    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Powell & Lealand ¼ inch Objective

Lot 31 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1870, signed to the lid of the can ’POWELL & LEALAND, LONDON, ¼ Apochromatic, N.A. 0.95’, objective with correction collar and engraved ... read more

Sold for £228    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

An Important Powell & Lealand 1/8 inch Objective

Lot 32 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1870, signed to the lid of the can ’POWELL & LEALAND, LONDON, 1/8 Oil Immersion, N.A. 1.5’, objective with correction collar and engraved ... read more

Sold for £696    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

An Important Powell & Lealand 1/10 inch N.A. 1.5 Objective

Lot 33 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1870, signed to the lid of the can ’POWELL & LEALAND, LONDON, 1/10 Apochromatic Oil Immersion, N.A. 1.5’, objective with correction ... read more

Sold for £228    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

An Important Powell & Lealand 1/10 inch N.A. 1.4 Objective

Lot 34 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1870, signed to the lid of the can ’POWELL & LEALAND, LONDON, 1/10 Apochromatic Oil Immersion, N.A. 1.4’, objective with correction ... read more

Sold for £276    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Powell & Lealand 1/12 inch Objective

Lot 35 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1870, signed to the lid of the can ’POWELL & LEALAND, LONDON, 1/12 Semi Apo Oil Imm, N.A. 1.4’, objective with correction collar and ... read more

Sold for £300    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Powell & Lealand 1/16 inch Objective

Lot 36 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1870, signed to the lid of the ‘1/16’, objective with correction collar and engraved ‘POWELL & LEALAND’ with separate can containing 1/16 ... read more

Sold for £336    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Powell & Lealand 1/20 inch Objective

Lot 37 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1870, signed to the lid of the can ’POWELL & LEALAND, LONDON, 1/20 Apochromatic Oil Immersion, N.A. 1.4’, objective with correction ... read more

Sold for £192    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Powell & Lealand 1/25 inch Objective

Lot 38 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1870, signed to the lid of the can ‘1/25’, objective with correction collar and engraved ’POWELL & LEALAND, 1/25 Immersion, N.A. 1.4’.

Sold for £624    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

An Important Powell & Lealand 1/50 inch Objective

Lot 39 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1870, in wrong can engraved ‘1/25’, objective with correction collar and engraved ’POWELL & LEALAND, No22, 1/50 Immersion’.

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

A Collection Of Uncased Powell & Lealand Objectives

Lot 40 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

including: a Powell & Lealand 1/16 Inch Objective with correction collar, a Powell & Lealand 1/5 Inch Objective with correction collar, two 1/8 front ... read more

Sold for £384    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

Large Cabinet of Microscope slides

Lot 41 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

cabinet, English, c. 1870, unsigned but in the manner of Smith & Beck, constructed of French polished mahogany on a plinth base, glazed door to front ... read more

Sold for £2,760    Result plus buyers premium More details 12  

A Large Cabinet of Microscope Slides

Lot 42 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

cabinet, English, c. 1880, unsigned, constructed of French polished pine with 21 drawers each capable of holding 48 slides, each drawer with a white ... read more

Sold for £6,000    Result plus buyers premium More details 21  

A good collection of Microscope Slides

Lot 43 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

case, c. Mid 20th Century, constructed of polished light wood, with fold up top with lift out drawers, with 12 trays each capable of holding 12 ... read more

Sold for £1,560    Result plus buyers premium More details 13  

A Good Collection of Mineral Microscope Slides

Lot 44 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

in two flip front cases, one case constructed of French polished mahogany, the other polished oak, sets contain many fine mineral sections by ... read more

Sold for £1,320    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Fine Collection Of Victorian Opaque Microscope Slides

Lot 45 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

case, English, c. 1870, unsigned, constructed of French polished mahogany with velvet lining, slides all amateur prepared but of very high quality, ... read more

Sold for £384    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Collection of Microscope Microphotograph Slides

Lot 46 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

in two flip front cases both constructed of polished oak, slides including 9 slides by J. B. Dancer, 14 with labels for ‘A Photographic Curiosity’ ... read more

Sold for £504    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Collection of Microscope Microphotograph Slides

Lot 47 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

in a flip front case constructed of polished oak, slides including 2 slides by J. B. Dancer including an early diamond engraved slide, 4 with labels ... read more

Sold for £540    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Large Microscope Slide Cabinet by J. B. Dancer

Lot 48 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

English, c. 1860, with plaque to top for 'J. B. Dancer, Optician, Manchester', cabinet constructed of French polished mahogany, top with recessed ... read more

Sold for £2,160    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Collection of Microscope Microphotograph Slides

Lot 49 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

in a flip front case constructed of polished pine, slides including 2 slides by J. B. Dancer , one slide showing Saturn, Niagra Falls, £1000 note and ... read more

Sold for £744    Result plus buyers premium More details 1  

A Collection of Arranged Foraminifera Microscope Slides

Lot 50 (Fine Photographica & Instruments of Science & Medicine, 18th October 2019)

in a flip front case constructed of polished oak, amateur prepared slides but of very high quality and in good clean condition (approximately 22 ... read more

Sold for £168    Result plus buyers premium More details 1