Antique Edwardian Watson & Sons Brass Microscope with Wooden Carry Case c.1910

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Seller: denofantiquities2014 (353) 100%, Location: Redditch, Ships to: GB, Item: 153264854769 Antique Edwardian Watson & Sons Brass Microscope with Wooden Carry Case c.1910 Edwardian, W. Watson & Sons Ltd. brass and cast iron, scientific microscope, complete with its original wooden carry case. The original manufacturer's guarantee to the inside of the case door, identifies the serial number of the microscope to be 17716. There is no key for the carry case lock, and the lock itself (which is in the closed position) is currently held in place with one modern replacement brass screw, there is scuffing wear to the bottom right corner of the case door; but otherwise, this item is in all round excellent condition for it's age. The carry case measures approximately 15" (38 cm) high, 81/4" (21 cm) wide, and 8 1/2" (21.5 cm) deep. Weighs (unpacked) 7.2 kg. International Bidders: Please contact us for shipping costs prior to bidding. Thank you. W. Watson and Son was an optical instrument maker. In 1837, the William Watson business was established in London for the manufacture of optical instruments. By the 1840s, the company moved into lanterns, slides and associated equipment. In 1868, the name was changed to W. Watson & Son and by this time were located at 313 High Holborn, London. In the 1870s, the company added photographic equipment and became known as a leading manufacturer of the Highest Class Photographic Instruments and Apparatus in England. Into the 1940s, the company remained at 313 High Holborn, London, England. On 9 January 1881 William Watson died. In 1883, the name of the company was changed to W. Watson & Sons as the son, Charles Henry Watson joined the business. The 1883 Kelly's Business Directory listed both Charles Henry Watson and Henry Watson as associated with the Watson & Sons company located at 23 Walton Street, Aylesbury, England. In 1889, the company participated in the formation of a Photographic Trades Section of the London Chamber of Commerce. In 1894, the company exhibited scientific instruments at the Antwerp Exhibition.In the 1890s, the business continued to grow and advertised in catalogues their factories for instruments, optical glass and cabinet work located at Fullwood Rents W.C. The warehouse and show room remained at 313 High Holborn. In 1900, W. Watson & Sons purchased the John Browning & Co. In 1903, a section in the journal Knowledge lists an assortment of equipment available from the company: microscopes, astronomical telescopes (educational model for £5 1s), Crookes' spinthariscope (pocket model for £1 1s), and Electro-Therapeutics apparatus that included complete outfits for radiography from £30. The company also offered Finsen-type lamps.In 1908, the firm became W. Watson & Sons Ltd. On 10 August 1938, Charles Henry Watson died. In 1912, the company employed their equipment and demonstrated the utilization of alternating current electricity to enhance the growth of plants in a nursery near London. In 1929, an advertisement in the British Industries Fair Catalogue announced an Optical, Scientific and Photographic Exhibit. The exhibition featured manufacturers of microscopes for medical, industrial, and educational purposes and for the amateur, prism binoculars, astronomical and portable telescopes, photographic lenses and cameras, surveying and measuring instruments, photometers, and scientific apparatus of every description. The W. Watson & Son company exhibited in the Scientific Section at Stand No. N.24. In 1947, the firm was a Listed Exhibitor at the British Industries Fair. The Fair featured manufacturers of microscopes for all purposes and auxiliary optical and mechanical accessories. The company offered photometers, telescopes, prism binoculars, photographic lenses of all types, and optical elements in every form. W. Watson & Son exhibited in the Olympia Room, Ground Floor at Stand No. A.1020. Here at Den of Antiquities we sell all sorts of everything! So please take a look at our other listings. We always combine postage whenever practical or economical. We aim to despatch within working 3 days of receipt of payment and our standard shipping within the UK is by Hermes Courier (3 - 5 day delivery) which includes up to £50 compensation cover. Alternative speedier options are also available. Compensation for other services (including Airmail) is limited to the service provider’s standard terms. We would be happy to provide quotations for increased compensation cover upon request. Alternatively this item can be collected from Redditch. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us or call us on 033 772 0096, we would be happy to assist. We pride ourselves on service. We take great care to describe and authenticate our items as accurately as possible, highlighting any blemishes or faults. In the unlikely event you are disappointed in anyway with your purchase, please contact us first before leaving negative feedback, as we always aim to please. Thanks for looking!!! Condition: There is no key for the carry case lock, and the lock itself (which is in the closed position) is currently held in place with one modern replacement brass screw, there is scuffing wear to the bottom right corner of the case door; but otherwise, this item is in all round excellent condition for it's age., Period: 1901 to 1950, Type: Microscope, Material: Brass

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