Whenever we go to England we always do a bit of antique/vintage shopping. Because we go around the time of our anniversary I always buy something for Mac and he buys for me. We always buy what the other one wants, but is too cheap to buy for themselves. This year when I asked him what he'd like he said he'd always wanted a vintage microscope. So while browsing at The Silent Woman, a great antique shop in Chipping Norton, I found a lovely part brass one about 11 inches tall and showed it to him to get his approval. He asked how much it cost and I wouldn't tell him, it was a gift after all.
It has no manufacturer's name on it or any other way to identify it. Our best guess is somewhere between 1910 and 1920.
We have the two of them sitting on an old school desk that use to belong to Mac's Mother. When they tore down the elementary school she had attended she went and bought the desk. Now it sits in our living room