Crouch Binocular Microscope

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Crouch Binocular Microscope

4.99

English, fourth quarter 19th century, signed “Henry Crouch, London, 1291.”  This fine microscope stands ~15” tall, extending to 19.5” by rack-and-pinion coarse focus and the racked interocular adjustments.  Made of brass, it has an elegantly curved base and Lister limb and fittings, all in a fine charcoal-grey chemical finish, and main tubes, stage and mirror mount and accessories in a clear lacquer finish.  The rotating stage has a glass insert and slide-around frictional slide carrier,  The limb pivots a full 90 degrees about its trunion, and has its original Wenham binocular prism, removable for monocular use.  Fine focus is by thumbwheel and front lever action on the objective and prism assembly.  Complete accessories include two pairs of matched eyepieces, six objectives and cans, double nosepiece, substage wheel of stops, Nicol prism/analyzer, stage forceps, compressor, free-standing bullseye condenser, eyepiece camera lucida, and the original fitted mahogany carrying case.  Overall an impressiveexample of a Victorian binocular microscope outfit - VFC.

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