19th Century French Optometrist Eye Testing Kit, circa 1890s For Sale
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19th Century French Optometrist Eye Testing Kit, circa 1890s


ABOUT An original Victorian optometrist eye testing kit by Nachet & Fils, Paris #3263. The kit is a leather case lined in purple velvet filled with glass optical lens wrapped in brass. Each lens fits into a numbered and named slot in the case. A beautiful hand held device is in included. The case is in excellent condition with the appropriate patina for its age. CREATOR Nachet & Frils, Paris DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1890 MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Leather, brass, optical glass, velvet. CONDITION Excellent. With appropriate patina for age. DIMENSIONS H 2.75 in. x W 19.5 in. x D 11.75 in. HISTORY Scientific-instrument manufacturing firm, specialized in microscopes, founded in Paris in 1839 by Camille Sébastien Nachet (1799-1881). Camille Sébastien's business was continued by his descendants Alfred (1831-1908) and Albert. In the 19th C., Nachet became probably the most famous French microscope maker. Introduced and created special instruments such as inverted, petrographic, and two- and three-eyepiece microscopes. Remained in business for most of the 20th C.


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    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
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    H 2.75 in. x W 19.5 in. x D 11.75 in.H 6.99 cm x W 49.53 cm x D 29.85 cm
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    San Francisco, CA
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