Antique & Vintage Microscopes

New York Microscope Company is pleased to offer a variety of antique and vintage microscopes from world renown manufacturers including American Optical, Bausch & Lomb, Leitz, Reichert Wein, Richard Holtz, Spencer and Zeiss to name a few. The first optical microscope was developed in late 1500's. This discovery would lead to a new form of craftsmanship and spark new scientific discoveries from the likes of Zacharias Janssen, Anton Van Leeuwen and Robert Hooke..-and Galileo-who would develop the first compound microscope. Antique and vintage microscopes are a work of art as well as a means to discovery. They're a link back to a time when scientists were as much craftsmen as they were scholars. New York Microscopes searches worldwide for the best in value, aesthetic beauty and workmanship. Antique and Vintage Microscopes are great as a gift, for the hobbyist or to proudly display in ones home.


The microscopes in this section are described as accurately as possible. References have been extracted from the "Billings Microscope Collection," Second Edition. Most of the microscopes listed have original parts and are in working condition. No warranty, however, is expressed or implied; neither is the authenticity nor condition.

Please contact New York Microscope Company for any Antique or Vintage Microscope inquiries, custom configurations, quantity discounts or support required at 877-877-7274 or

PLEASE NOTE: The microscopes pictured are a representation of our selection and may not be the exact one ordered, however in most cases they will be the microscope pictured. If not, they will be as identical as possible.