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New York Microscope Company is pleased to offer a variety of antique and vintage microscopes from world renown manufacturers including American Optical, Bausch & Lomb, Leitz, Reichert Wein, Richard Holtz, Spencer and Zeiss to name a few. The first optical microscope was developed in late 1500's. This discovery would lead to a new form of craftsmanship and spark new scientific discoveries from the likes of Zacharias Janssen, Anton Van Leeuwen and Robert Hooke..-and Galileo-who would develop the first compound microscope. Antique and vintage microscopes are a work of art as well as a means to discovery. They're a link back to a time when scientists were as much craftsmen as they were scholars. New York Microscopes searches worldwide for the best in value, aesthetic beauty and workmanship. Antique and Vintage Microscopes are great as a gift, for the hobbyist or to proudly display in ones home.


The microscopes in this section are described as accurately as possible. References have been extracted from the "Billings Microscope Collection," Second Edition. Most of the microscopes listed have original parts and are in working condition. No warranty, however, is expressed or implied; neither is the authenticity nor condition.

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Spencer Monocular Microscope - Three Objectives, Mechanical Stage
Specifications Style: Monocular Serial #: 14857 ..
Your Price: $299.00
Spencer Monocular Microscope - Three Objectives, Mechanical Stage, Mirror
Specifications Style: Monocular Serial #: 110551 ..
Your Price: $349.00
Richard Holz Microscope No. 14145
This is microscope was manufactured in Berlin, Germany by Richard. Holz. All of the parts appear to ..
List Price: $749.00 Your Price: $549.00
Ernest Leitz Wetzler Microscope No. 236470
This microscope was manufactured by Ernest Leitz, Germany. The estimated manufactured date is 1925. ..
List Price: $895.00 Your Price: $695.00
Ernest Leitz Wetzlar Microscope No. 235376 - SOLD!
This microscope was manufactured by Ernest Leitz Wetzler, Germany. There are three brass Leitz objec..
List Price: $895.00 Your Price: $720.00
Bausch & Lomb Microscope No. 38063
This Bausch & Lomb microscope is in very good condition. The microscope stands approx. 11 ¾ " hi..
List Price: $999.00 Your Price: $799.00
C. Reichert Wien Vienna Microscope No. 18527 - SOLD!!
The microscope is signed "C. Reichert Wien No. 18527 on the base. Reichert established his business ..
List Price: $1,399.00 Your Price: $899.00
D Voigtlaender Braunschweig No. 1395 - SOLD!!
Specifications Style: Monocular Serial #: 1395 ..
Your Price: $899.00
Society of the Arts Pattern Microscope / London 1800's
Popularized in 1855 when the Society of Arts awarded its prize to Robert Field - was widely copied b..
Your Price: $985.00
English Drum Microscope with Rack and Pinion Focusing
This is a nineteenth century full sized solid lacquered brass drum microscope with burled mahogany w..
Your Price: $999.00
C. Reichert Wien Microscope No. 32220
The microscope is signed "C. Reichert Wien No. 32220 on the base. Reichert established his business ..
Your Price: $1,199.00
John Browning Microscope
John Browning was an English inventor/manufacturer in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Originally ..
Your Price: $1,899.00
Jones Most Improved Microscope
The Jones Brothers Most Improved Compound Microscope was hand made by skilled craftsman William and ..
Your Price: $3,800.00
Thomas Harris & Son Culpeper Microscope Set
This is a rare full sized Culpeper-Type Microscope C 1806- 1820 handcrafted by skilled English craft..
Your Price: $4,900.00
Andrew Ross Binocular Microscope
This all brass Andrew Ross Microscope dates back to circa 1850's is an important compound microscope..
Your Price: $6,500.00