by Eddie Spedding, Australia
compiled by Dave Walker
Eddie Spedding of Australia has written to Micscape asking if our readers can help with any information on the makers and model of a microscope he possesses (illustrated below).
Manufacture d'Instruments Nautiques
Ch.BIANCHETTI & Cie
2 Rue de la Republique
If any readers can provide any information on the makers or their microscopes, and likely date of the model shown please contact Eddie Spedding.
The maker isn't mentioned in the book 'Notes on Modern Microscope Manufacturers' by B. Bracegirdle, 1996 which has entries for most makers from 1850 to the present. According to an on-line sale entry by the UK Auction House Bonham's, there was an instrument maker I. Bianchetti in Marseille making octants in the 19th century.
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