Dec 17, 2019 - Sale 2527

Sale 2527 - Lot 152

Price Realized: $ 1,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
(OPTICAL ENHANCEMENT.) Heath, Laban. Heath's Improved Adjustable Compound Microscope. For Examining Bank Notes, Minerals, Flowers, Seeds, Linen, etc. [*and MAPS!*] Polished steel collapsible stand with engraved scrollwork supporting a double-fitted tilting glass magnifier assembly. 2 1/4 inches high when fully extended; glass lenses 1 3/4 inches in diameter; "Pat. Dec. 25, 77." stamped to inner leg; housed in original card box with printed pictorial label; microscope in nearly as-new condition without evidence of its being cleaned; box with small damages but still generally very good. [Boston, 1877]

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Designed and distributed by Laban Heath, a Boston area engraver and self-styled educator on counterfeit detection.