J. Swift & Son microscope oil lamp, C 1880
A fine mid Victorian microscope oil lamp in its original stained pine case, C 1880. The lamp is engraved on the circular base: Â Swift & Son -Â LONDON Â . Â The lamp stands on a brass circular base with a tall upright column to the back. The lamp assembly can be positioned at the required height with a knurled wheel locking it in place on the column. Â AÂ brass collar holds the oil bottle. Â Â The lamp comes with the usual ceramic shade with the follow imprint: J. Swift & Son – University optical works – 81 Tottenham court road – London WC – Registered.Â Condition: Cosmetically the lamp is superb having seen very little use. The lacquer coverage is 99% with almost no wear. The shade had a small crack but further on in good condition. Mechanically all works well and just as it should. Dimension box 31 x 13 x 12 cm.