A rare Culpeper-type compound monocular microscope, English, circa 1750,

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Lot 280*
A rare Culpeper-type compound monocular microscope, English, circa 1750,

Sold for £ 11,250 (US$ 14,028) inc. premium
A rare Culpeper-type compound monocular microscope, English, circa 1750,
attributed to James Mann of London, with brass eyepiece and sliding cover, lignum vitae body tube with green velum drawer and focusing points,

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  • Please note the estimate of this lot is £10,000-14,000, not as stated in the printed catalogue. Further cataloguing description as follows: The outer cover of shagreen and raised on three cabriole supports above circular stage, mirror below with octagonal base with drawer fitted with a brass specimen wheel of ten apertures, fish plate, objective and stage forceps, in oak pillar case with brass ring loop handle, 8 x 18 x 18 inches. Except for the wooden base which houses attachments, this instrument is very similar to one in the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington D.C. (item #518924-66-6196), that is signed "I. MANN Fecit."
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