Ivory Coddington microscope circa 1830s

 An elegant ivory simple microscope with Coddington lens.  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.  The length of the microscope is 2 5/8, and the diameter of the head is 1 1/8.   Finished in turned decorative ivory, this example is in excellent condition and finely made resulting in a delicate and practical display.

Item 1339

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