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R & J BECK MICROSCOPE, 1900's

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R & J BECK MICROSCOPE, 1900's

Microscope for medical and scientific use in laboratories and colleges. Complete with slides lens's and accessories. James Smith, a scientific instrument maker, commenced making microscopes in 1839 and took Richard Beck into partnership in 1847 trading as Smith & Beck at 6 Coleman Street, London. In 1851 Joseph Beck, the brother of Richard Beck, started working for the firm and became a partner in 1857 when the business name became Smith, Beck & Beck. When Smith retired in 1865 the business address was 31 Cornhill and the trading name changed to R & J Beck.

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