Compound monocular microscope, with auxiliary parts by W Watson & Sons, I Beck and C Bondon

W Watson & Sons (estab. 1837, closed 1969)
Circa 1900
Watson compound monocular microscope, coarse focus by rack and pinion, fine focus by screw, square stage with clips and mechanical adjustment, condenser and revolving quadruple nosepiece. Serial no. 20265. A high quality research model with complicated moveable stage.
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brass, glass
29.7 x 21 x 18.5 cm
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gift of Mrs E Matthaei
maker's mark ▫ on leg: 'W WATSON & SONS LTD 313 HIGH HOLBORN LONDON' ▫ MHM00052.1 - microscope
name/inscriptions ▫ 'Apochromatic W. Watson & Sons, LTD London 2064, tube length 160mm, 4mm, 95 n.a.' ▫ MHM00052.2 - 1/2 inch objective
name/inscriptions ▫ 'x 40 UNCOVERED, N.A. 0.85 R & I BECK LONDON' ▫ MHM00052.3 - 4 mm objective
name/inscriptions ▫ 'VERSALIC 1/12 in oil imm, W Watson & Sons Ltd London 2496' ▫ MHM00052.4 - x40 objective uncovered
name/inscriptions ▫ '1/12(?) VERSALIC for Metallurgy oil imm W. Watson & Sons, Ltd 18439' ▫ MHM00052.5 - x10 objective
maker's mark ▫ 'C. BONDON' ▫ MHM00052.1 - microscope
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