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    Superb Quality, All Brass, 15" High Civil War Period Microscope with Engraved Markings on the Base, "U.S. Navy Med. Dept." and "J. Zentmeyer/ Philadelphia". Also engraved with the number 686. Joseph Zentmeyer was recognized as the finest microscope maker in American during the period, indeed there were only two makers producing microscopes in America during this period. He began microscope production in 1853, continuing until his death in 1888. The details on this example clearly date it to the Civil War period. Complete in every detail with perfect optics and in immaculate condition. Zentmeyer instruments were very expensive during the period with a scope such as this costing over $100, thus their great rarity. An absolutely gorgeous Civil War period medical instrument with direct military association.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 3
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