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Watson Stereomicroscope

A very nice example of this classic Watson stereo, with a very well thought out design. Finished in blue/grey enamel, the turret mounted objectives are x2.5, x5 and x10 and are matched with a pair of x10 eyepieces giving a magnification range of x25 to x100. The microscope has a jointed quite long flexible light unit that can provide either incident illumination or is potentially long enough to shine light onto the substage mirror system to provide transmitted light. Dating from around 1960 this is a nice instrument.

Price £185.00 + vat


Vickers Patholette

In its day this was probably the microscope of choice for education and schools and there are many used examples. However this one is in very good condition and is now clearly a collectors item. All original with objectives x4, x10, x40 and x100 (oil) with x10 eyepiece. Mechanical stage, condenser with flip top lens coaxial coarse and fine focus. Light unit.

Price £187.50 + vat


Prior Binocular

A classic microscope from the British manufacturer Prior. The model is all original and is now a collectors piece. Finished in beige enamel with a black binocular head. Large square mechanical stage with drop down controls. The coarse and fine focus mechanisms are combined into a single control. 6v 15watt Kohler illumination system with a voltmeter display. Focusing condenser with lateral adjustment controls and iris diaphragm. Objectives x10, x40 (0.70) and x100 oil immersion (1.30). x10 eyepieces

Price £287.50 + vat

Baker Monocular

A good example of this classic Baker microscope. All original with objectives x3, x10, x40 and x100 (oil immersion) with x10 eyepiece. Mechanical stage with central drop down coaxial controls. Coaxial central coarse and fine focus controls on the base. Focusing substage condenser with centring controls and iris diaphragm. 240v mains illumination. The only negative is a few small paint chips low on the base.

Price £179.17 + vat

Prior Monocular

This is a good example of a British made Prior microscope, finished in dark green enamel with brushed brass controls. Separate coarse and fine focus controls. Objectives x4, x10 and x40  with a wide field x10 eyepiece. Mirror illumination and a focusing substage condenser with iris diaphragm. Mechanical specimen driver. Custom made wooden case. There is a very slight off centre movement of one of the coarse focus controls, but this does not detract from its use or appearance. A nice looking microscope


Price £112.50 + vat

Baker Monocular

This is a fine collectors piece in very good order with all parts original and working well. Unusually it is complete with its original carrying case and key. It is difficult to fix an exact date of manufacture. Charles Baker was at 244 High Holborn from 1855 to 1959 when they were taken over by Vickers. No serial number list exists although the last was in the region of 40,000. This microscope has serial number 20158 and since the majority of Baker models were built towards the end of the period a reasonable guess would be 1930 or so. Finished in black enamel the body work and chrome parts are in good condition. Circular rotating stage with chapter ring and a worm screw mechanical slide attachment. Coarse and fine focus and a draw tube. Separate coarse and fine focus and a focusing condenser with iris and filter carrier. Objectives x19 (0.25), x40 (0.73) and x100 (oil) (1.25). Eyepieces x10 and x5. Mirror illumination and there is some tarnish to the mirror surface on the concave side. Original case, objective pots and key.



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Baker Monocular

This microscope dates from the days that the principal microscope manufacturers began to merge their production lines. This Baker microscope is the same shape as Vickers models of the same time. This is all original in in good condition. Objectives x3, x10, x40 and x100 (oil immersion) with a x10 eyepiece. Mechanical stage with coaxial front positioned controls. Full substage condenser with flip top lens. Tungsten illumination. Front coaxial coarse and fine focus controls. A few small chips on the paint work but altogether a nice microscope.


Price £179.17 + vat

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