Coddington lens microscope - early 19th century

The Coddington lens was invented by Henry Coddington in 1829.  It is a single lens with two curved sides and a groove cut around the middle of the lens -- the groove acting as a lens stop.  This simple microscope was handy for naturalists working in the field.  Finished in lacquered brass with a decorative turned walnut handle, this example is in excellent condition and focuses on objects 1" from the front element..

Item 1301

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