Antique & Vintage Microscopes

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 and a result of meticulous handmade craftsmanship to a means to discovery. They’re a link back to a time when scientists were as much of a craftsman as they were scholars.

New York Microscope Company 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 one's home, office or business. Our website is updated daily, so please keep an eye out for our newest collections.

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.

Disclaimer: The microscopes in this section are described as accurate as possible. Some references have been made from the "Billings Microscope Collection", Second Edition. Most of the microscopes listed have original parts and are in working condition. No warranty is expressed or implied. The authenticity of the antique is to the best of our knowledge.

Please contact New York Microscope Company for any Antique & Vintage Microscopes inquiries, custom configurations, quantity discounts or support required at 877-877-7274 or info@nyscopes.com.


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