A travelling dissecting microscope, Continental,  late 19th century,
Lot 165*
A travelling dissecting microscope, Continental, late 19th century,
Sold for £180 (US$ 298) inc. premium
Lot Details
A travelling dissecting microscope, Continental, late 19th century,
focusing to the glass stage by rack and pinion, large concave reflector, dismantling to store in the base of the mahogany case with four objectives, case 7 1/4in (18.5cm) wide

Footnotes

  • Dr. Orville J. Golub arrived at the University of California, Berkeley in 1937 as a graduate student and teaching assistant in the Bacteriology Department. As a Navy officer during World War II, he pursued research in the U.S. Navy Medical Research Unit No.1, stationed in the Life Sciences Building on the university campus. Following the war, Dr. Golub spent two years in government service in Maryland, where he met some friends in the laboratory field and they joined together to open a scientific diagnostic laboratory in Los Angeles called the Bio-Science Laboratories. This laboratory performed specialized clinical analyses for hospitals and physicians throughout the USA.
    In the early 1960s Dr. Golub started to collect for the company's museum archive, antique microscopes, books, and other items of interest in the field of clinical laboratory science. Thus began Dr. Golub's love affair with antique microscopes, a passion which resulted in him spending the next few decades searching throughout Europe and the United States for rare microscope models to build this outstanding personal collection.
    In 1995, the Golubs donated 32 antique microscopes from their collection to the Regents of the University of California as a gift to the Berkeley campus. In 2003 The Golubs donated an additional 16 microscopes; and in 2005 they kindly donated 46 more antique instruments. All are now on permanent display as The Golub Collection in the Onderdonk Lobby of the Valley Life Sciences Building at the University of California, Berkeley. The collection can be viewed online at http://golubcollection.berkeley.edu/index.html
    The microscopes now being offered for sale are in most cases duplicates of models already in the permanent collection of instruments housed at the University of California.
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