1930S FLATTERS & GARNETT PRECISION MICRO-PROJECTOR NO.1645
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1930S FLATTERS & GARNETT PRECISION MICRO-PROJECTOR NO.1645 1930S FLATTERS & GARNETT PRECISION MICRO-PROJECTOR NO.1645 1930S FLATTERS & GARNETT PRECISION MICRO-PROJECTOR NO.1645 1930S FLATTERS & GARNETT PRECISION MICRO-PROJECTOR NO.1645 1930S FLATTERS & GARNETT PRECISION MICRO-PROJECTOR NO.1645 1930S FLATTERS & GARNETT PRECISION MICRO-PROJECTOR NO.1645 1930S FLATTERS & GARNETT PRECISION MICRO-PROJECTOR NO.1645 1930S FLATTERS & GARNETT PRECISION MICRO-PROJECTOR NO.1645 1930S FLATTERS & GARNETT PRECISION MICRO-PROJECTOR NO.1645 1930S FLATTERS & GARNETT PRECISION MICRO-PROJECTOR NO.1645

1930S FLATTERS & GARNETT PRECISION MICRO-PROJECTOR NO.1645

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1930S FLATTERS & GARNETT PRECISION MICRO-PROJECTOR NO.1645 

For those of you whom are collectors of vintage technology then this is the ultimate collector's piece. This is an extremely rare, and in good used condition, micro-projector made by the excellent manufacturer of scientific instrumentation, Flatters & Garnett based at 309, Oxford Road, Manchester 13.

The Micro-Projector was used by one of the Manchester Universities up until the 1950s to look at the motility of spermatozoa: OK, too much information! The living organism was placed in the sample chamber and the image projected and a photo taken if required.

It is an amazing bit of kit with the components, making up the micro-projector, sitting on top of rails and stood on a hefty metal tripod. The metal is brass coated with black enamel. There are a few scuffs and scrapes commensurate with age and use.

We are selling it as a collectible for display or as a museum exhibit only. It has not been electrically tested nor has there be any test to see if it is working. 

The components of the micro-projector include:-

  1. A 240v/12v AC transformer (provides the light output and has a cooling fan).
  2. Glass/Liquid condenser (to reduce heat transference to the object on the glass slide- not included). There is a crack on top of the housing of the condenser- see photos.
  3. Substage unit comprising a filter housing, iris unit and two stage condenser mounted on a rack slide with a spring loaded slide holder.
  4. A lens turret comprising three lenses:- 
  5. A reflector mirror at the opposite end to the transformer (This does have a crack in it).

    It comes complete with its original separate Flatters & Garnett power supply (Mains transformer 230V/ 50 cycles), which has a bakelite light switch and plug! (The plug will be removed for sale in compliance with our terms and conditions).

    The micro-projector will be dismantled for shipping in order to protect the component parts and will need to be reassembled. This is an extremely heavy item!

    These devices are incredibly scarce and a trawl around the internet will show the they rarely appear for sale. Indeed, the most impressive recent sale of a similar device was by a USA New York Art Gallery, which sold theirs for $4800, albeit after someone had spent a bit of time stripping the black enamel to reveal the shiny brass below. We have attached a photo of this confection so you can see how pretty it looks.  Yes, it does look good but mine is in original  condition- and very much cheaper - and has a most interesting provenance to boot.....

    Approximate Dimensions:-

    1.0  Micro-projector

    • Length 48cm
    • Height (including tripod): 53cm
    • Depth (including tripod): 30cm

    2.0 Power Supply

    • Base diameter: 15cm
    • Height: 14cm

     


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