Watson Microscopes Resources hosted on Microscopy-UK
Courtesy of Lisa and Nigel Ashby. Additional resources courtesy of Steve Gill (Little Imp CDs)
This is a compilation of Watson Microscope resources hosted on Microscopy-UK, some hard to find and many thanks to Nigel and Lisa Ashby and Steve Gill for their time in preparing and submitting the relevant resources. (The founder William Watson was Nigel Ashby's 3X grandfather.)
"Wats On" newsletter. From the content they seem to have been primarily aimed at dealers not owners and provide a fascinating insight into many aspects of the Watson products of the time.
Watson catalogues both 19th and 20th century.
A selection of handbooks and other items.
Micscape magazine articles published to date related to Watson microscopes.
Polite reminder: Please do not abuse the contributors' generosity. These files are for personal use only and must not be further distributed or hosted online elsewhere without their respective permission. Under no circumstances should they be offered for sale either singly or as compilations. Thank you.
Note that the pdf and zip files can be large. It can be more reliable to right click a link with the mouse and use 'save as' to download to own computer.
"Wats On" newsletters by year and part. (pdf format)
|1964 - 03||1964 - 04||1964 - 05|
|1964 - 07||1964 - 08||1964 - 09||1964 - 10|
|1964 - 11||1965 - 01||1965 - 02||1965 - 05|
|1965 - 07||1966 - 03||Miscellaneous||Index (1964 part 3 to 1967 part 1)|
|Seventh edition ca. 1884||Catalogue of Microscopes and Accessories (pdf). Source Lisa & Nigel Ashby|
|Thirteenth edition ca. 1896||Catalogue of Microscopes and Accessories (pdf). Source Lisa & Nigel Ashby|
|Little Imp CD's courtesy of Steve Gill (zip files)|
|M6.||1921 Edition Parts 1 and 2 Microscopes and Accessories Catalogue includes photographs of some items.|
|M32.||3 Catalogues – 1905. Microscopes, Objectives etc Abridged List - March 1900. Binocular Glasses and Telescopes Supplemental List - June 1905. New Model Microscopes - September 190.|
|M58.||Watson Centenary 1837 - 1937|
|M61.||Catalogue of Microscopes and Accessories 1906|
|M82.||The Watson Microsystem 70|
|M96||Emergency Catalogue of Microscopes and Accessories. 25th Ed. 1918|
|M139.||A Handbook for the Service 3 Microscope|
Micscape magazine articles
Renovating an old relic: A Watson Royal microscope Aug.02
by Hugh Clayton, UK.
The Watson 'Mint' Metallurgical microscope. A personal look at a distinguished old member of the microscope family - a fine example of this old but very useable microscope.
by Brian Johnston, Canada.
The Watson Edinburgh stand H microscope Jul.06
by Ian Walker, UK.
Watson Microsystem 70, a review - an illustrated review of a binocular phase variant of a model by a famous UK maker just before the company's demise. It is probably one of the best value quality microscopes on the UK used market. Dec.09
by Ian Walker, UK.
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