An fine English brass “Gould type” microscope signed by William Cary London circa 1820
An fine English brass Gould type microscope signed by William Cary London circa 1820
Complete in mahogany box and in perfect condition complete with all the accessories
William Cary was a well known London instrument maker who had been apprenticed to Jesse Ramsden (1735-1800)
One of Cary's men, Charles Gould designed a pocket microscope in the 1820s to satisfy the wave of interest in natural history.
After Cary's death the firm continued under his name managed by his nephews. Thus this type of instrument has become known as
“a Cary type mcroscope”, although “Could-type” would be fairer.