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Microscope Stand Dating Table

This most useful additional list has been made up from several sources.

Entries in blue are taken from Bracegirdle’s Notes on Modern Microscope Manufacturers.

Entries in red highlight anomalies.

Entries in italics are from Bracegirdle [above]

Entries in green are from the delivery book.

Entries in brown are from Bracegirdle’s A catalogue of the Microscopy Collections at the Science Museum, London. [This is on CD, and available from Savona Books ].

Characters in square brackets [...] are the initials of individual contributors. Such additional information - taken from the magnification cards supplied with instruments - is a most valuable supplement to other sources.

Illustrations are shown by a hyperlink picture symbol.

The table is interspersed with dateline details in bold.



Stand Number
Stand Model
Date (if known)
Notes
Firm of William Watson established in 1837.
Originally at City Road, Clerkenwell, London 1837 to 1862,
and then at 313 High Holborn, London 1862 to 1867
Became W. Watson and Son in 1867.
333 Van Heurck - W. Watson & Sons. Christie's Sale November 1990. This must be a typographical Error.
805 Monocular (model unknown) - Watson & Son. 313 High Holborn, London [FH]
820 FRAM - This is an incredibly (and impossible) early number for a FRAM. The No. is taken from a description in a Sotheby's Sale June 1986. It must be a typographical error
913 Model unknown - University of Melbourne. Watson & Son [HC]
William Watson (founder) dies in 1881.
928 Monocular (model unknown) - W. Watson & Son. All bright brass. Y shaped raised foot. Lister limb.
931 Monocular (model unknown) - W. Watson & Son. All bright brass. Y shaped raised foot. Lister limb. Christies Sale August 1987. (Illustrated in Microscopes from the Frank Collection)
1082 Wenham Binocular (Model unknown) - Raised Y foot. All bright brass. Christie's Sale November 1993.
1086 Monocular. Model unknown. - Brass and Oxidised Brass [HRS]
1128 Wenham Binocular. Lister limb, raised foot. Christie's Sale July 1986 - W. Watson & Son
1180 Wenham Binocular. Jackson foot. [HC] - -
1200 Petrological. Unknown Model. - W. Watson & Son. Lister Limb on raised foot. Silver plaque - 'Presented to William Hobkirk as a token of esteem and in recognition of valuable service rendered to the United Methodist Free Church, Cramlington. October 9th 1880.'. Christie's Sale September 1994.
1213 Unknown Model Wenham Binocular - W. Watson & Son
Became W. Watson and Sons in 1882.
1285 Lacquered and Oxidised Binocular Microscope. - Christie's Sale June 1990
1295 Standard - Museum of the History of Science, Oxford [HC]
1323 Watson Binocular 20th May 1885 Swinging substage, circular stage.
1334 Unknown Model name - Watson & Sons patent. Appears in Practical Microscopy by George E. Davis (p.52).
1352 Watson Analyst - -
1381 Watson Arts 21st August 1886 -
1492 Van Heurck - [HC]
1500 - 1884 -
1518 Unknown Model. - W. Watson & Sons. On single pillar on flat tripod feet (as per Beck). All Bright brass. Christie's Sale March 1989.
1552 Radial 1884
1551 Lister Limb monocular, Wenham Binocular. - Watson & Sons
1601 - 1884 -
1611 Medical Students - Watson & Sons [MW]
1636 Unknown Model - Watson & Sons - Jackson Foot (possibly not actually made by Watson) [HC]
1650 - 1885 -
1652 Unknown Model - Brass. Described as Wale-limb on double pedestal. Glass stage. W. Watson & Sons.
1696 Monocular - Claw foot. Brass and Oxidised brass. [IW]
1700 - 1884 -
1750 - 1885 -
1764 Scientists Binocular - Watson & Sons [London Science Museum]
1789 - 1886 -
1816 Lister Limb Compound Wenham Binocular. Double pillar on tripod revolving foot. Includes circular revolving stage marked 'Watson Patent 50' - Watson & Sons - Sotheby's Sale November 1989
1850 - 1887 -
1852 Wales Microscope - Petrological Wales Form American Microscope [ASI]
1899 - 1888 -
1925 Draper-type Microscope - Brass. W. Watson & Sons [London Science Museum]
1950 - 1888 -
2000 - 1888 -
2006 Early version of the "Scientific"? - W. Watson & Sons [PPB]
2018 Edinburgh Students 29th November 1887 First Edinburgh Student
2050 - 1888 -
2100 - 1888 -
2116 Brass Monocular - Unknown Model - Sotheby's Sale - June 1989
2146 Brass Monocular - Unknown Model - Bar Limb - nosepiece fine adjustment - Society of Arts style [HC]
2151 - 1888 -
2196 Brass Binocular - Unknown Model. Lister Limb. 1888 Engraved - 'Presented to Hiram S. Maxime by Robert Rintonl Symon Xmas 1888' and 'Presented to Francis Carter by Sir Hiram S. Maxime Feby 1912. - Sotheby's Sale - June 1984
2200 - 1888 -
2250 - 1889 -
2264 Model unknown - Binocular, revolving stage and wooden base. University of Melbourne [HC]
2300 - 1889 -
2301 Edinburgh F - [HC]
2306 Model Unknown. (Dissecting Microscope) - Macleay Museum
2328 Model Unknown. (Compound Monocular - Lacquered and oxidised) - W. Watson & Sons - Phillip's Sale September 1994
2329 Model Unknown - Described as 'Swift-style Victoriana. Feet fixed to wooden base. Wenham Binocular. Edin. H. style mechanical stage. Lever fine adjustment [HC]
2350 - 1889 -
2400 - 1890 -
2250 - 1890 -
2306 Dissecting Microscope - Model Unkown - Watson & Sons, London (Macleay Museum)
2373 Edinburgh B/C - Horseshoe foot, plain stage, hinged mirror. [HC]
2450 - 1890 -
2500 - 1890 -
2600 - 1891 -
2623 Lister Limb Binocular - Lacquered and Oxidised Brass - Watson and Sons. Raised foot, lister limb. Christie's Sale August 1987. Ebay December 2000
2641 Van Heurck 17th March 1891 First Van Heurck
2650 - 1891 -
2677 Edinburgh D. - Revolving stage top. [HC]
2688 Van Heurck 22nd June 1891 Second Van Heurck
2701 - 1891 -
2744 Lister Limb Monocular - All Bright Brass - Watson and Sons. - -
2750 - 1892 -
2800 - 1892 -
2823 Edinburgh D - University of Antwerp [HC]
2850 - 1892 -
2857 Edinburgh Model B - [HC]
2862 Lacquered and Oxidised (Edinburgh Style?). - W. Watson & Sons. Christie's Sale June 1986
2876 Unknown Model - W. Watson & Sons. Oxidised and lacquered. Christie's Sale October 1991.
2892 Histology Stand - [ASI]
2900 - 1892 -
2922 Model unknown - [IH]
2937 Van Heurck 1892 -
2950 - 1892 -
2954 No. 1. Van Heurck - [ASI]
2999 Histological - Edincurgh limb, Jackson foot. [HC]
2968 Edinburgh H. 24th November 1892 First Edinburgh H.
3000 - 1892 -
3029 "Histological" Edinburgh Style - Claw Foot [HC]
3032 Edinburgh Model F - W. Watson & Sons [HC]
3050 - 1893 -
3052 Edinburgh Model D - W. Watson & Sons - Microscopes from the Frank Collection
3060 Van Heurck 23rd February 1893 Exhibition Model Van Heurck
3088 Circuit Stage Van Heurck - Monocular and Binocular bodies [ASI]
3100 - 1893 -
3112 Model Unknown - Horseshoe foot. [HC]
3150 - 1893 -
3164 Society of Arts - [HC]
3170 Edinburgh D - H style mechanical stage [HC]
3200 - 1893 -
3250 - 1893 -
3299 Scientist - Brass and Anodised. W. Watson & Sons [London Science Museum]
3300 - 1894 -
3350 - 1894 -
3394 Model Unknown - W. Watson & Sons. Raised foot.
3400 - 1894 -
3450 - 1894 -
3464 Model Unknown - W. Watson & Sons - Monocular, raised foot style
3499 - 1894 -
3527 - 1894 -
3585 Edinburgh H - [HC]
3725 Educational Microscope circa 1897 W. Watson & Sons
3732 Edinburgh F. - Sliding bar on plain stage.
3787 Edinburgh H. - [HC] (van Heurck, Rotating Stage, Fine focus substage - [MW])
3805 van Heurck - monocular - Brass and Black - Tripod foot [HC]
3821 Van Heurck - Wenham Binocular - Illustrated in Antiques Clinic (Aurum Press 1999) [HC]
3830 Van Heurck - -
3836 Edinburgh H. - [MW]
3861 Van Heurck? - - Appeared in a Sotheby's Sale in October 1989 and November 1989 but not described as a Van Heurck and indeed from its description not appearing to be a Van Heurck
3867 Van Heurck No. 1 - W. Watson & Sons
3896 Edinburgh D. - [HC]
3909 Unknown Model - W. Watson & Sons. Oxidised and lacquered. Christie's Sale December 1992.
3986 Edinburgh ?unknown model. - -
4034 Watson Edinburgh (Model unknown.) - W. Watson and Sons, 313 High Holborn
4135 Educational Microscope - W. Watson & Sons [HC]
4152 Edinburgh H - Revolving top-plate to stage [HC]
4228 Edinburgh F. - Christie's Sale November 1998
4241 Educational - W. Watson and Sons - Supplied by Broadhurst, Clarkson and Co., 63 Farringdon Road, London. Bar limb, Crouch style foot, nosepiece fine adjustment, substage diaphragm [HC]
4281 Edinburgh No. 1. Van Heurck - Re-sold Second hand by Watson on 24th June 1941. [PL]
4293 Edinburgh Model H - W. Watson & Sons [HC]
4294 Edinburgh F. (Students Model) - W. Watson & Sons
4323 Edinburgh D - [HC]
4409 FRAM - W. Watson & Sons
4411 FRAM - W. Watson & Sons. Christie's Sale October 1985
4465 No. 10 Student's Petrological - Brass and Anodised. Horseshoe foot. W. Watson & Sons [London Science Museum]
4480 All bright brass Wenham Binocular on flat Y foot with vertical support plates. Christie's Sale April 1986 - W. Watson & Sons
4556 Edinburgh H - W. Watson & Sons.
4711 Royal Wenham Binocular - W. Watson & Sons - Microscopes from the Frank Collection
4744 Edinburgh H - Round feet [HC]
4766 Model Unknown. (Compound Monocular - Lacquered and oxidised) - W. Watson & Sons - Christie's Sale September 1990
4774 Edinburgh Model - W. Watson & Sons.
4812 Van Heurck - University of Melbourne [HC]
4823 Grand Model Van Heurck? - [PW]
4835 Van Heurck? - Sotheby's Sale July 1990 - Described as a 'Van Heurck type Monocular'.
4881 Edinburgh - Petrological - W. Watson & Sons - Sotheby's Sale November 1989
4884 FRAM (possibly) - W. Watson & Sons (Ltd???) - Microscopes from the Frank Collection - also engraved - Edinburgh Branch, 16 Forest Road
4894 Model Unknown. (Monocular - described as Brass) - Sotheby's Sale November 1990
4960 Argus or Edinburgh A - Horseshoe foot - no fine adjustment [HC]
4989 FRAM - -
5040 Edinburgh Royal - W. Watson & Sons - Microscopes from the Frank Collection
5051 Lantern Microscope - For attachment to a Magic Lantern. All Brass. [HC]
5083 Edinburgh stand with Wenham Binocular. - Sotheby's Sale February 1985 - W. Watson & Sons
5127 FRAM - W. Watson & Sons, 313 High Holborn, London - Edinburgh Branch, 16 Forest Road
5131 FRAM - W. Watson & Sons. Edinburgh Branch, 18 Forest Road. Christie's Sale October 1985
5233 Microscope Lamp - W. Watson & Sons. Christie's Sale October 1985
5276 Edinburgh H - [HC]
5314 Edinburgh F. - W. Watson & Sons marked Agents J. Woolley, Sons &smp; Co. Ltd., Manchester
5397 Edinburgh F - Thumb Wheel substage adjustment [HC]
5517 Edinburgh H. - W. Watson & Sons
5577 Edinburgh A (Basic - No fine focus).(Argus. [HC]) - W. Watson & Sons [HC]
5594 Edinburgh H. - W. Watson & Sons
5606 Monocular (Model Unknown) - W. Watson & Sons. Lacquered and Oxideised on Y raised foot. Christie's Sale March 1994
5617 Edinburgh H - Brass and Black [SC]
5621 Royal or possibly Van Heurck. - W. Watson & Sons. Christies's Sale April 1986
5641 Edinburgh H - W. Watson & Sons. Christie's Sale July 1986. This actually might be a resubmition of 5621 suitably corrected as regards model, though which number is correct is unknown.
5675 FRAM - [HC]
5685 Royal - W. Watson & Sons.
5719 Students -Horseshoe foot on single pillar Oxidised and Brass - W. Watson & Sons
5908 Edinburgh Model - W. Watson & Sons. Monocular. Christie's Sale October 1985
5944 Model Unknown. (Monocular - described as Brass) - W. Watson - Sotheby's Sale June 1987
6276 Edinburgh D? - W. Watson & Sons
6455 FRAM - [HC]
6511 Royal/Van Heurck - [ASI]
6558 Model Unknown. (Compound Monocular - Lacquered and oxidised) - W. Watson & Sons - Phillip's Sale September 1994
6753 Van Heurck - Possibly Grand Model. Double fine focus binocular. [MW]
6764 Edinburgh (Royal) on Horseshoe base. - W. Watson & Sons. Monocular. Christie's Sale July 1991.
6766 Museum Microscope - W. Watson & Sons. Billings Microscope Collection, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
7036 Unknown Model - Tripod foot, two in-line focussing controls on the limb, a circular stage and a dove-tail slide for single objectives. [NR]
7050 Unknown Model - W. Watson & Sons. Oxidised and lacquered. Christie's Sale July 1991.
7117 Edinburgh H - [HC]
7195 Edinburgh H - Early style Mechanical Stage [HC]
7280 Edinburgh H - Brass and Anodised. W. Watson & Sons [London Science Museum]
7502 Edinburgh Petrological - [HC]
7523 Edinburgh H - [PH] confirmed [HC]
7535 FRAM circa 1905 Includes label of agent - W.W. Scott & Co., 180 Sauchihall St. Also a name and date - John Blakeley 1905 [SP]
7589 Unknown Model - Brass Monocular - Sotheby's Sale March 1990
7624 Edinburgh F - Museum of the history of Science, Oxford [HC]
7625 Edinburgh H Petrological - [HC]
7647 Edinburgh Student - W. Watson & Sons. Christie's Sale October 1984 and June 1986
7678 Model Unknown but probably an Edinburgh H. - W. Watson & Sons - Christie's Sale December 1988
Barnet factory built. 1906.
7787 HOLOS FRAM circa 1906- Marked - Agents. W.W. Scott & Co., 180 Sauchiehall St., Glasgow. Case bears a plaque stating:- Presented to Mr. John Primrose Hay, M.A., by the members and friends of Bridgegate U.F. Church on his Departure for Manchuria, 27th Aug. 1906.
7915 Model described as Grand Model (Ed. V.H.) - W. Watson & Sons - In the Billings Microscope Collection
8021 Edinburgh Petrological - W. Watson & Sons [ASI]
8058 FRAM - Built in Mechanical Stage (Edin. style) [HC]
8063 Grand Model Van Heurck - Brass and Anodised. W. Watson & Sons [London Science Museum]
8523 Circuit Stage van Heurck - Wenham Binocular, tripod foot [HC]
8671 Edinburgh H - -
8781 FRAM - Has been polished. [HC]
8788 Circuit Stage van Heurck - [HC]
8974 Edinburgh H. - W. Watson & Sons
9237 Edinburgh H. - W. Watson and Sons[HC]
9327 Praxis - [HC]
9386 FRAM - Black and Brass [HC]
9497 FRAM - W. Watson & Sons Ltd - Microscopes from the Frank Collection
9788 Circuit Stage Van Heurck - Watson and Sons [HC]
9903 FRAM - [BR]
10103 Edinburgh H - W. Watson & Sons
10211 Holos FRAM - -
10213 Holos FRAM - Built in Edinburgh style Mechanical stage. [HC]
10237 Edinburgh Royal - W. Watson & Sons Ltd - Microscopes from the Frank Collection - also engraved - Branch 20 Forest Road, Edinburgh
10252 Edinburgh H - W. Watson & Sons
10334 Edinburgh H - W. Watson & Sons
10347 Edinburgh H - W. Watson & Sons. Wide tube. [HC]
10603 D type monocular (horseshoe base/ Edinburgh limb) - W. Watson & Sons. Brass and oxidised brass
Became W. Watson and Sons Ltd. in 1908.
10821 Praxis - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Christie's Sale July 1991.
10842 Praxis - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Engraved - GLASG:MED:CHIR:SOCy:PATH: & CLIN:SOC:FUND 1908."The microscope is black stand with brass body,Y shaped base." [SM]
10892 Circuit Stage Van Heurck - Christie's Sale August 1987 and November 1998
10917 Model unknown - [SW]
11007 FRAM -
11058 FRAM - W. Watson & Sons Ltd [ASI]
11087 Service - Black and Brass - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. This appears in a Christie's Catalogue March 1992. It is a later model Service with a wide tube. If this number is correct then it is something of an anomally.
11058 Fram - [HC].
11265 Monocular (Model Unknown) - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Black and Brass. Christie's Sale March 1994
11509 Royal - [HC]
11629 Edinburgh F. (probably) - W. Watson and Sons Ltd. Christie's Sale March 1985
11639 Edinburgh H. - [MW]
11791 - 1909 -
Barnet factory burnt to ground. 1910.
12425 School - [HC]
12642 Royal - [HC]
12718 FRAM - W. Watson & Sons ??? - Brass & Black
12722 FRAM - W. Watson & Sons Ltd - originally Brass & Oxidised Black but last account has it as being polished [HC]
12810 Royal - W. Watson & Sons Ltd - Brass & Oxidised Black [PvH]
13111 Royal - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. - Christie's Sale April 1986
13185 Edinburgh F - With Attachable Mechanical Stage [HC]
14063 Royal - Christie's Sale November 1998
14093 FRAM - [MW]
14431 Royal - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Christie's Sale May 1997
14452 Edinburgh H 1st November 1911 W. Watson & Sons Ltd.
14527 FRAM - [HC]
14610 Edinburgh H - Wenham binocular [HC]
15038 FRAM 13th November 1912 Stamped J. Lizars, 71 Bold Street, Liverpool [HC]
15139 School - [HC]
15479 Edinbugh H. - Wenham Binocular [MW]
16631 Praxis 18th April 1913 Brass and Black [HC]
16714 Praxis - Stamped on foot - West End Branch, 184 Great Portland Street, W. [HC]
17597 Brass Monocular. (Model Unknown) - Sotheby's Sale February 1985
17087 FRAM 13th July 1914 [MW]
17615 Royal - with 'Bicor' attachment. W. Watson & Sons Ltd [London Science Museum]
17820 Edinburgh Model - probably H - W. Watson & Sons Ltd.
17829 Edinburgh F - Wenham Binocular. Possibly originally exported to Montreal [HC]
18376 Vulcan Inspection Microscope - Metallurgical, black and brass (Conrady lighting unit) [HC]
18454 Praxis - Black and Brass. Plain Stage. Swing-out substage. [HC]
18490 Praxis - [HC]
19144 FRAM - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Christie's Sale July 1985
19194 Edinburgh H - Stamped - Australian Depot. 78 Swanston St., Melbourne [HC]
19202 Edinburgh H - Bright
19921 Edinburgh Students - W. Watson & Sons Ltd - Microscopes from the Frank Collection
19250 Royal - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Christie's Sale May 1997
19921 Edinburgh H - Brass and Black Enamel
20010 Mining Student - W. Watson & Sons Ltd [ASI]
20022 Praxis - W. Watson & Sons - Microscopes from the Frank Collection
20085 Standard 25th June 1915 W. Watson & Sons, Ltd - Marked: Australian Depot, 78 Swanston St. Melbourne and Sydney [RH]
20265 Edinburgh or Fram (not seen) - University of Melbourne [HC]
20267 Van Heurck - -
20305 Praxis - [MW]
20521 Probably Praxis - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Described in catalogue as 'Paris model'. Christie's Sale October 1985.
20581 Horizontal Metallurgical Microscope - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Christie's Sale July 1991.
22350 Bactil - Brass and Black Monocular[HC]
22909 Edinbugh H - [HC]
22949 Standard - [MW]
23002 Praxis - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. [CT]
23023 Probably a Service - Black and Brass
23028 Praxis - [HC]
23277 Van Heurck? - Sotheby's Sale March 1990 - Described as 'Van Heurck style'
23279 Model unknown - Includes Universal condenser 8701. Described as research microscope.
23337 Fram - [HC]
23372 Metallurgical - Model Unknown (could be a 'WORKS') - Black and Brass - W. Watson & Son Ltd. Christie's Sale November 1992
23415 Edinburgh metallurgical 10th September 1917 [HC]
23480 Van Heurck Type (which probably means Edinburgh H) - Sotheby's Sale July 1989.
23506 Praxis - Stamped - Univ. Glas. GR 1.28 and Agents W W Scott and Co. Ltd. 180 Sauchiehall St. Glasgow [HC]
23648 Service - [HC]
23751 Praxis circa 1917 Black and Brass - Stamped: Agent - J. Lizars, 71 Bold St., Liverpool
23809 Van Heurck - Phillips auction [HC]
23880 Edinburgh H 5th April 1919 [HC]
24159 Edinburgh ? - W. Watson & Sons, London
24288 Praxis - Black and Brass - W. Watson & Sons Ltd.
24513 Edinburgh H - Black and Brass - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Stamped:- A.H.Baird, 33 Lothian Street, Edinburgh which dates it 1918+
24625 Praxis - W. Watson & Sons Ltd [ASI]
24770 Edinburgh - Black and Brass - W. Watson & Sons
24798 Stand type not known - [JM]
24816 Edinburgh Petrological - [HC]
24869 Works Metallurgical - [London Science Museum]
Service Pattern Introduced in 1919
24901 Service - Original pattern
24904 Service - Original pattern
24905 Service - Original pattern
24907 Service - Original pattern [MW]
24917 Service - Original pattern [MW]
24937 Service - Original pattern - W.Watson and Sons Ltd
24944 Service - Original pattern
24987 Service - Original Pattern
25053 Service - Black and Brass. W. Watson & Sons Ltd [ASI]
25121 Service - Brass and Black [HC]
25242 Vulcan - Inspection Microscope - with Argus 2/3" - W. Watson and Sons Ltd.
25554 Service - Black and Brass. With plaque Depot 2 Easy Row, Birmingham.
25978 Praxis (non-inclinable) - Black and Brass. Watson and Sons, London [HC]
26028 Service 1921 Black and Chrome [London Science Museum]
26068 Service - [HC]
26351 Service - Early type limb [HC]
26409 Service - [MW]
26432 Service - [HC]
26514 Service - Marked - ICST RCS Bot Lab 412 [HC]
26606 Royal - [HC]
27047 Bactil - Black and Brass. Triple extension tubes. [LA]
27131 Service - Black and Brass. W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Helical Screw substage.
27178 Service - W. Watson & Sons Ltd [London Science Museum]
27182 Service - Retailed by A. H. Baird, Edinburgh. [JF]
27828 Service - Engraved Agents Baird & Tatlock (London) Ltd, London. Has body tube engraved 104329 [LP]
30131 Research - [JM]
30428 Bactil - Binocular [HC]
30676 Service - Black and Brass [HC]
30736 Praxis 21st December 1922 -
High Power Binocular Attachment introduced circa 1924
Introduction of the PATNA Pattern - A modified Bactil with concentric rotating stage - 1925
High Power Binocular Attachment now also known as the Universal Binocular Microscope 1925
Restyled Kima introduced with horizontal instead of vertical fine focus mechanism January 1926
Introduction of the WandS Microscope - September 1927
32181 Service - Black and Brass. Stamped St. Thomas's Hosp. Med. Sch. Path. Lab. [HC]
32270 Service - Black and Brass. Built in mechanical stage. [HC]
32448 Service Modified Model - Black and Brass
32478 Edinburgh H - [HC]
32648 Service - [HC]
34163 Edinburgh H - Wide Tube Photographic (W. Watson & Sons. Ltd)
34536 Grand Model Van Heurck - [HC]
34625 Service - Black and Brass [HC]
34722 Edinburgh H - W. Watson & Sons. Ltd
35255 Kima - Earliest model [HC]
36111 Service - Black and Brass
36170 Service - Black and Brass [HC]
36178 Service - Black and Brass - Christie's Sale November 1998
36353 Van Heurck style Petrological - Ex Geological Dept - Sheffield University [HC]
36445 Service - Brass and Black [HC]
38074 Edinburgh (possibly H but maybe F) - [HC]
38175 Kima - Black and Brass
38214 Royal - Watson and Sons [SH]
38403 Bactil 1st February 1927 High Power Binocular [MW]
38416 Circuit Stage van Heurck - Museum of the History of Science, Oxford [HC] Exhibit card states 'sold in August 1926'. [See 'Collecting Microscopes' by G. l'E. Turner Studio Vista 1981)
38660 Service Petrological - W. Watson and Sons Ltd
39324 Inverted Spectroscopic Analyser - W. Watson and Sons Ltd. Christie's Sale July 1993
40027 Service Petrological April 1927 [HC]
40064 Kima - [SDM].
40138 Advanced Petrological (Exeter Museum) [MW] - W. Watson & Sons.
40160 Edinburgh H - Microscopes from the Frank Collection
40247 Service Petrological - Black and Brass. W. Watson & Sons Ltd, London [HC]
40314 Kima - W. Watson & Sons Ltd [GT]
40318 Edinburgh H - W. Watson & Sons. Wide Tube. [HC]
40319 Edinburgh H - [HC]
40355 Edinburgh H Student - Racked Draw Tube and detachable Mechanical stage. [HC]
40435 Bactil - Monocular. Marked City Bacteriological Laboratory, Bradford) [ND]
40629 Kima - Box and Magnification Card seen
40853 Bactil/Service? - High Power Binocular head. [HC]
42573 Van Heurck - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. With High power binocular. Christie's Sale September 1994.
42586 Kima - Black and Brass. [HC]
42799 Service - Black and Brass
42860 Service - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Christie's Sale November 1990
42957 Service with High Power Binocular - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Christie's Sale October 1985. - Illustrated in Microscopes from the Frank Collection
43004 Service - Black and Brass
43074 Kima February 1929 Black and Brass. Quoted as 29/02/29 which unfortunately isn't a leap year so an impossible date. [HC]
44204 Patna - Stamped 'Department of Agriculture for Scotland'. [HC]
44266 Service 1929 Black and Brass [London Science Museum]
45286 Kima February 1930 Black and Brass [HC]
46087 Kima 1930 [London Science Museum]
46212 Edinburgh H 1930 -
46501 Kima - Black and Brass
46690 Kima - Black and Brass
46763 Met/l No. 2 Edinburgh H - Wide Body [HC]
46764 No. 2 Met. Edinburgh - [HC]
46793 Bactil - [MW]
46803 Service 13th November 1930 Stamped Patent 194099 [HC]
48137 Kima 1931 Black and Brass
48234 Edinburgh H with Akehurst condener mount - [HC]
48476 Service - Black and Brass - Marked Physiol. Oxford [HC]
48504 Service - Black and Brass [HC]
48694 Service - Black and Brass. Sold By Milikin & Lawley, Strand. [HC]
48996 Bactil - Black and Brass - Christie's Sale November 1998 (Built in mechanical stage 11601 [HC])
49054 Kima - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Black and Brass
50024 WandS - Black and Brass
50130 WandS - Stamped 'Patent Applied For RD No. 729601' [HC]
50472 WandS - Black and Brass [HC]
51089 Service - Black and Brass - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. London - Watson-Victor, Australia - New Zealand [HC]
51125 Bactil monocular - W. Watson & Sons Ltd - Microscopes from the Frank Collection
51449 Bactil - Black and Brass (with integral mechanical stage no. 12241 [HC])
51484 Low Power Binocular - W. Watson & Sons Ltd [London Science Museum]
51500 Low Power Binocular - Dissecting stand, black [HC]
51501 Low Power Binocular - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. [JB]
51658 Model Unrecorded 13th October 1932 -
51763 Edinburgh H - Marked No.2. Metl. Brass and black enamel.
52021 Model Unknown - Receipt - W. Watson Ltd 313 High Holborn London WC1. Purchased by a doctor of 389 North Rd., Dunedin, New Zealand [AS]
52059 - 1932 -
Low Power Binocular Microscope introduced 1933
52116 Watson Bactil High Power Binocular 1st December 1933 Black and Brass
52118 Kima 20th December 1933 Black and Brass
53102 Service - Black and Brass - old foot with circular stage
53113 Service - Detachable mechanical stage 12485 [HC]
53219 Edinburgh H - Very bright chrome work - possibly silvered [HC]
53668 Service - University of New South Wales Science Museum [HC]
53740 Service 30th September 1930
Inclined High Power Binocular Attachment introduced 1934
53872 - 1934 -
54163 Service Petrological - Stamped 'Presented by the Central Committee of the Miner's Welfare Fund 1933 [HC]
54176 Service - Black and Brass
54177 Service - Black and Brass
54180 Service - Black and Brass. W. Watson and Sons Ltd.
54182 Service - Black and Brass
54183 Service - Black and Brass
55123 Service - Black and Brass [HC]
55143 Kima 1936? Black and Brass [HC]
55225 Edinburgh H or could be Service - Black and Brass - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Christie's Sale September 1992 and November 1992
55295 Service - [HC]
55540 Royal - W. Watson & Sons Ltd
55542 Royal - Black and Brass. W. Watson & Sons Ltd [London Science Museum]
55545 Bactil monocular - W. Watson & Sons Ltd - Microscopes from the Frank Collection
55777 Kima - W. Watson & Sons Ltd [originally sold by Reynolds and Branson Ltd., Leeds] - Black and Brass [CT]
55820 WandS - Stamped:- Pat. Applied for Rg. No. 729601 [HC]
55895 Kima 3rd October 1934 Black and Brass [HC]
55972 Service 1st October 1934 W. Watson & Sons Ltd - Marked - Depot Watson & Glover, Birmingham
56044 Service - Black and Brass [HC]
56076 - 1934 -
56248 Greehough Stereo 1935 Black and Chrome [London Science Museum] I wonder whether this number has been mis-read as the number 58248 would fit nicely into the expected sequence, or whether the date is confirmed.
56291 Service 26th November 1934 [JW]
56305 Kima - Brass and Black [HC]
56399 Service January 10th 1935 Black and Brass. Stamped Patent 194099 [HC]
57200 Service - Patent 194099 Agent Baird and Tatlock Ltd. [DRH]
57506 Service - Black and Brass
57507 Service - Black and Brass
57743 Service - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Black and Brass
57751 - 1935 -
57774 Service 1935 W. Watson & Sons Ltd. [RPB]
57919 Edinburgh Model - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Christie's Sale June 1987.
57944 Service 10th September 1935 Black and Brass - Sold by Watson & Glover, 2 Easy Row Birmingham
57965 Service 2nd October 1935 W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Black and Brass. Christie's Sale October 1985 and date supplied by HC
58071 Kima - W. Watson & Sons Ltd.
58088 Service - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. [HC]
58175 Kima - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Black and Brass
58483 Kima 1935 W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Black and Brass. Engraved B.D. 1935
58556 Service 22nd November 1935 Black and Brass
58574 Service - Black and Brass. W. Watson and Sons Ltd. [HC]
58725 Kima 18th December 1935 W. Watson and Sons Ltd. With detachable mechanical stage No. 18973 [MC]
58740 Low Power Binocular - Black and Brass [HC]
Barnet factory extended. 1936.
59083 Kima - Black and Brass
59251 Kima - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Black and Brass
59323 Inverted Microscope - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Black Enamel and Brass.
59354 High Power Binocular - W. Watson and Sons Ltd - Christie's Sale July 1993
60059 Kima - Black and Brass. [HC]
60129 Kima - Black and Brass.
60152 Kima - Black and Brass. Stamped 'Wilson Scientific Co. K. Mk.2. [HC]
60444 Kima - W. Watson and sons Ltd. Black and Chrome. [HC] stamped C. Poly. Ch. Dep. [AB]
60555 Service - Black and Brass [HC]
60673 Service 1936 [SP]
61108 Kima - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. With Argus 1/6th in 189652 and 2/3rd in Para 18615
61116 High Power Binocular - W. Watson & Sons Ltd [London Science Museum]
61128 Kima - Black and Brass. Two fine focus knobs [HC]
61141 Kima - Black and Brass [HC]
62250 Kima 11th March 1937 [MW]
62516 Service - Engraved - Agent A. H. Baird Edinburgh [MS2]
62547 Royal - Black and Brass. W. Watson & Sons Ltd [London Science Museum]
62689 Service - W. Watson & Sons Ltd - Microscopes from the Frank Collection
63128 Service - Black and Brass
63403 Service Metallurgical - [London Science Museum]
63412 Service 9th September 1937 [HC]
63565 Service - Black and brass [HC]
63720 - 1937 -
63793 Kima - [HC]
63794 Kima 1937 [London Science Museum]
63899 Greenough Binocular (Dissecting) - Black and Brass, W.Watson and sons Ltd.
63937 Kima - Black and Brass [HC]
64006 Kima - Stamped on base - CLA ADV B18 [HC]
64083 Kima - W. Watson & Son Ltd. Black and Brass [HC]
64098 Kima - Black and Brass with drawtube
64129 - 1938 -
64413 Service - Black and Chrome
65026 Service 15th February 1938 Black and Brass [BB]
65118 Service - High Power Binocular (Black and Brass)
65164 Kima - [BB]
65274 Edinburgh H - [MW]
65319 Service - [MW]
65344 Service 22nd March 1938 Black and Brass. Engraved 'MAF 15'. W. Watson & Sons Ltd. With Para 1/6 0.70 21906 and Versalic 1/12 OI 13908. Mechanical stage 19705.
65461 - 1938 -
65463 Service - High Power Binocular (Black and Brass)[HC]
65614 Service 2nd May 1938 Black and Brass[HC]
65627 - 1938 -
65634 Service - Black and Brass [HC]
65637 Service 26th May 1938 [AB]
65795 Patna - Black and Brass. Mono/Bino [HC]
Charles Henry Watson Dies 10th August 1938 aged 72.
66019 Bactil - High Power Binocular (Black and Brass)
66323 Kima - [HC]
66466 Service 13th October 1938 St. Bart's Hospital [HC]
66529 Advanced Service Petrological - University of New South Wales Science Museum [HC]
66690 Service October 1938 Black and Brass[HC]
66754 Greenough Low Power Binocular - W. Watson & Sons Ltd.
66766 Low Power Binocular - Black and Brass [HC]
66767 Advanced Service Petrological - [HC]
68340 Edinburgh H. Stud. - [HC]
68158 - 1939 -
68393 Kima 9th March 1939 Black and Brass [HC]
68500 Service - Black and Chrome [London Science Museum]
68521 Kima - Black and Brass [HC]
68644 Kima May 1939 W. Watson and Sons Ltd - Black and Chrome
68895 Service - Racking substage. Marked 'Watson Victor Ltd. Australia. New Zealand' [HC]
69104 Kima - Black and Brass [HC]
69438 Universal Dissecting Stand - Black and Brass [HC]
70036 Service - Metallurgical - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Black and Brass
70093 Bactil - Black and Brass (mostly bright)
71070 Service - W. Watson and Sons Ltd. Black and Brass. Christie's Sale July 1993
71309 - 1940 -
71943 Bactil - [AR]
71965 Bactil 1941 Brass tube. With Mechanical Stage - No. 21172 [HC]
71992 Simplex - Black and Brass [HC]
72161 Service 6th November 1940 Teak Case. Stamped with MOD mark. [CA]
72337 Service - Black and Brass. Stamped - sold by Flatters & Garnett Ltd. [HC]
72461 Unknown Model - Enamelled Brass Monocular - Sotheby's Sale March 1990
72467 Service 2nd January 1941 Brass and Black [SC]
72504 Service 14th January 1941 Brass and Black [HC]
73333 Service Metallurgical - [HC]
73360 Simplex - [HC]
73432 Service - W. Watson & Sons Ltd - Microscopes from the Frank Collection
73468 Greenhough Binocular - Black and Brass [HC]
73685 Service September 1941 Black and Chrome. Military mark on tube (upward arrow) [HC]
73812 Edinburgh H 11th August 1941 Black and Brass
73948 Service Metallurgical 11th August 1942 Marked Watson Victor Australia [HC]
Note:-Watson Victor was absorbed into the Medic Corporation in New Zealand and ultimately taken over by EBOS in 2000.
75135 Kima - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. [HC]
75457 Bench Metaallurgical - Black and Chrome [HC]
75511 Service - Black and Brass. Built-in Bactil style Mechanical stage 22259 [HC]
75604 Service - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Black and Chrome. Appeared in Christie's Sale October 1985
75636 Service - Black and Brass. Racking substage. [HC]
75788 Service - Black and Brass [CN]
75833 Kima - Black and Brass [HC]
77083 Service - Black and Brass [HC]
77114 Royal - Monocular and Binocular heads both same number [HC]
77167 Kima - Black and Brass [HC]
77407 Royal - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Black and Brass. With High Power Binocular Attachment.
77520 Edinburgh H - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Black and Brass. Marked Edin. H. but has features of F. [HC]
77937 Service - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Black and Chrome. With mechanical stage no. 22204 [WM]
77951 Service - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Black and Brass. Christie's Sale November 1993
78023 Bactil - -
78084 Kima - Black and Brass. Stamped - Agents W. J. George Ltd. [HC]
78402 Simplex - Black and Brass [HC]
78498 - 1943 -
79152 Service - Black and Brass
79466 Service - Black and Brass. Stamped Univ. Bham 56A [HC]
79488 Service - Black and Brass
79612 Service - Black and Brass
79613 Service - Black and Brass
79704 Service 1944 Black and Brass. Wide Tube [HC]
79835 Simplex - Black and Brass
79999 Low Power Binocular - [HC]
80025 Low Power Binocular - Black and Brass. W. Watson & Sons.
80389 Kima - Black and Chrome
80464 Bactil - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Marked 'Charing Cross Hospital Medical School Pathological Department'. Christie's Sale March 1987 and August 1987.
80702 Service - Black and Brass Marked Z.L.B.U. One objective marked Univ. B'ham Physiol. [CS]
81438 Low Power Binocular - -
82282 Service - Black and Chrome [HC]
82645 Service 1946 [CD]
82853 Service - Black and Chrome. Stamped Sole Agents Australia - Watson Victor Co. New Zealand [HC]
82906 Bactil - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Christie's Sale November 1986
84219 Kima 1946 Black and Chrome
84465 Kima - Black and Chrome [HC]
84652 Service - Black and Chrome
84906 Service Metallurgical Stand - [HC]
85028 Bactil 24th May 1946 Black and Chrome - Number appears on both Binocular and Monocular Tubes
85088 Service 7th October 1946 Black and Chrome
85288 Service - -
85334 Simplex - Stamped - ZD10. and Agents Baird & Tatlock (London) [HC] (with invoice for 29/10/60)
85375 Dissecting - -
85411 Simplex Dissecting stand - Black and Chrome, also marked ZD21
85457 Bactil (probably) - Black and Chrome High Power Binocular [AC] (also mechanical stage No. 24191)
85909 Patna - Black and Chrome. W. Watson & Sons Ltd [London Science Museum]
85954 Greenhough Stereo 1947 Black and Chrome [London Science Museum]
86027 Service 22nd April 1947 Black and Chrome [HC]
86862 Bactil - Black and Chrome - High Power Binocular
88322 Service 21st April 1947 Metallurgical and Mineralogical (Mechanical stage numbered 30211) [HC]
88432 Patna - Black and Chrome - old foot - Binocular (Mechanical stage also numbered 88432) [HC]
89311 Kima - Black and Chrome [HC]
89511 Service - Black and Chrome - old foot
89514 Service - Black and Chrome - old foot
89519 Service - Black and Chrome
89545 Service - Black and Chrome - old foot
89549 Service - Black and Chrome - old foot
89565 Service - Black and Chrome
89596 Service - Black and Chrome - Marked "Service"
89874 Service - Engraved "ANAT. DEPT. EDIN. UNIV."[A]
89932 Kima - Black and Chrome
90120 High Power Binocular 1948 [London Science Museum]
90144 - 1948 -
90403 Service - Black and Chrome - old foot
90411 Service - Black and Chrome - old foot
90494 Bactil 17th October 1947 Black and Chrome - built in Mechanical Stage No. 24578. Mono/Bino heads. [HC]
90944 Service - Black and Chrome [HC]
91125 Service 12th February 1948 Black and Chrome
91140 Service - Black and Chrome [HC]
92805 Unknown 4th May 1948 [LG]
93017 Service 7th September 1948 Black and Chrome
93186 Service - Black and Chrome. With built in mechanical stage 21442 [HC]
93445 Kima - Black and Chrome [HC]
93534 Service 30th September 1948 Black and chrome [HC]
93664 Service with High Power Binocular - W. Watson and Sons Ltd. Black and Chrome - Christie's Sale Feberuary 1996 and November 1998
94392 Kima 9th November 1948 Black and Chrome
94398 Kima 9th November 1948 Black and Chrome
94452 Kima - Black and Chrome
94926 Bactil - Black and Chrome - Mono/High Power Binocular [HC]
94977 Kima - Black and Chrome. Stamped Depot Watson & Glover, Birmingham [HC]
95112 Service 14th December 1948
95126 Service - Black and Chrome
95258 Kima - Black and Chrome [HC]
95270 Holophot - [MW]
95573 Kima 25th May 1949 [HC]
95677 - 1948 -
95951 Stereo - Black and Chrome [BB]
Captain James Cook acquires W. E. Watson-Baker's interest in the company, thereby terminating the family interest in the firm. 1949.
98066 Kima Black and Chrome - W. Watson & Sons Ltd.
98281 Holophot - Black and Chrome. W. Watson & Sons Ltd [London Science Museum]
98414 Bactil 26th April 1949 Black and Chrome - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. High Power Binocular
98739 Bactil - Mono and High power binocular heads. Black and Chrome [HC]
98963 Bactil - [MW]
99032 Bactil with High Power Binocular - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Christie's Sale November 1995
99307 Greenough Binocular - Black and Chrome[HC]
99422 Service - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Black and Chrome. Christie's Sale May 1997
99629 Service - Black and Chrome - Old Style Foot
100183 "Service" - Black and Chrome [HC]
100534 Service - Black and Chrome [PS]
100645 Patna 6th December 1949 Black/Chrome. Mech. Stage 25896, Universal No.1 Condensor 111162, Holos Imm. Paraboloid 110988. Mono and High-power Binocular. [HC][KB]
100936 "Service" - Black and Chrome
100995 Probably Bactil (to be examined) - Black and Brass. High Power Binocular [CT]
Service II Pattern Introduced in 1950
101040 Fenestration Microscope - Black [London Science Museum]
101168 Kima - Sticker on case - P & DG Asscoaites, 23 Northumberland Drive, Bristol. [HC]
101217 Service - Black and Chrome [HC].
101315 High Power Binocular - Black and Brass. Christie's Sale March 1985
101370 Service - Black and Chrome. Stamped - S.P.U.L. 54 [HC]
101791 Kima - Black and Chrome
101835 Service I - [MW]
102440 Low Power Binocular - W. Watson and Sons Ltd.
102920 Unidentified stand, possibly Kima - Watson - Barnet.[HC]
103009 Service II - -
103079 Service II - Has mechanical stage numbered 27226. [HC]
103088 Service I 1951 Black and Chrome [London Science Museum]
Barnet factory further extended. 1950.
103266 - 1950 -
103327 Kima October 12th 1950 Black and Chrome [HC]
103690 Service II - Black and Chrome, attached mechanical stage (27387) [HC]
103958 Kima - Black and Chrome
104039 Service II - [HC]
104212 Kima 5th January 1951 [MW]
104536 Service II - Stamped - Depot Watson & Glover, Birmingham [HC]
106070 Bactil - Black and Crome. Binocular. [HC]
106862 Service II - Black and Chrome
106865 Service II - Black and Chrome
106866 Service II - Black and Chrome
106897 Service II 25th July 1951
106902 Service II - -
106903 Service II - -
106904 Service II - Black and Chrome
106906 Service II - Black and Chrome
106909 Service II - -
106910 Service II - Black and Chrome
106913 Service II - -
106914 Service II 25th July 1951
107074 Service - Black and Chrome - New foot
107469 Service II 1951 Black and Chrome [HC]
107616 Bactil - Built in lighting. [HC]
107777 Bactil Binocular - [London Science Museum]
107846 - 1951 -
107865 Service II 13th November 1952
108295 Service II - W. Watson & Sons Ltd - Microscopes from the Frank Collection
109172 Service II - Black and Chrome [HC]
109406 - 1952 -
109603 Service II - Black and Chrome
109604 Service II - Black and Chrome
110187 Stereo Research - [MW]
110188 Grey Stereo - -
110683 Kima - -
110716 Holophot - [MW]
110730 - 1952 -
110741 Bactil Binocular - -
111402 Simplex - W. Watson &. Sons Ltd.
111435 Bactil Binocular 30th September 1952 Black & Chrome
111448 Bactil - [MW]
111472 Bactil Binocular - Black & Chrome
111678 Stereo [Black] - W. Watson & Sons Ltd [London Science Museum]
111829 Bactil Binocular - Built-in mechanical stage 29146 [HC]
112149 Holophot - Black and Chrome. W. Watson & Sons Ltd [London Science Museum]
112431 Bactil Binocular - [HC]
112436 - 1953 -
112802 - 1953 -
113114 Bactil Binocular 5th August 1953 -
113190 Service II - [HC]
113631 Bactil 60 Monocular Body - -
114083 Service - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Black and Satin Chrome. Christie's Sale November 1995
114225 Stereoscopic 5th January 1954 [AB]
114373 Bactil Bino 20th July 1954 W. Watson & Sons Ltd. [GM]
114487 Bactil - Black and Chrome
114512 Simple Microscope? Possibly Simplex - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Christie's Sale November 1995
114592 Kima - Black and Chrome [HC]
114692 Konimeter (Dust microscope) - Watson London [AC] See also 127354
114780 Service II 2nd September 1954 W. Watson & Sons Ltd. [HC]
114971 Stereo 13th May 1954 [HC]
115310 Long-arm Stereo - [DH]
115397 Stereo [Black] - W. Watson & Sons Ltd [London Science Museum]
115437 Service I - Wide Body
115582 Service II - -
115602 - 1954 -
115734 Service or Kima - Black and Chrome. Stamped on stage A.U.Z. 45-118 [HC]
115888 - 1955 -
115890 Black Stereo - -
116054 Bactil 19th January 1955 [MW]
116264 Service II - Black and Chrome [HC]
116427 Holophot - Black and Chrome [London Science Museum]
117762 Monocular Tube for Bactil - -
117926 Bactil - Watson Barnet Bactil Binocular - built in Mechanical Stage (30428)[HC]
117962 Kima 18th May 1955 Black and Chrome - supplied by T. Gerrard and Co. Ltd. with objectives C7327, C7296 [GM]
118062 Micro-projector - [ND]
118077 Bactil - Black Chrome mono/bino [BB]
118740 Stereo 16th November 1955 Black [HC]
119358 Stereo 16th April 1956 Black [MS]
119415 High Power Binocular head for Bactil - -
119462 - 1956 -
120024 Bactil Binocular 11th May 1956 -
120043 - 1956 -
120093 Kima - [MW]
120140 Service II - -
120238 Bactil Binocular 5th March 1959 [HC]
120240 - 1956 -
120570 Service II - Black and Chrome
120581 Service II - -
120807 Bactil Binocular 10th August 1956 -
121035 Service II - Black and Chrome
121115 Service I - Black and Chrome
121225 Service - Black and Chrome
121456 - 15th January 1957 Black and Chrome
121474 Stereo - [HC]
Company acquired by Pye of Cambridge. 1957.
Moved to 25 West End Lane, Barnet, Hertfordshire (Herts) in 1957
121677 Service II 1957 [London Science Museum]
121693 Service II - Black and Chrome [BB]
121893 Kima - Black and Chrome
122038 Service II - -
122110 Stereo [Black] 1957 Made by Watson employee George Briggs in 1957 [London Science Museum]
122225 Bactil - Binocular, black and chrome - stamped St. Thomas's Hospital. With aplanatic condensor K5324 [HC]
122709 Service II - Black/Chrome
122802 Greenhough Stereo - [London Science Museum]
122845 Research Stereo 17th July 1957 Black
122848 Research Stereo Head - on Rackwork Long Arm Stand - Black
122802 - 1957 -
123152 Microprojector - [London Science Museum]
123754 Black Stereo 11th December 1957 [HC]
124091 Service II - Black and Chrome [RL]
124125 Kima - Black and Chrome
126038 Stereo - Grey [HC]
126236 Bactil - Tube marked Watson Barnet Bactil [HC]
126238 Bactil 5th March 1959 Black and Chrome. Tube marked Watson Barnet Bactil [CL]
126429 Service II - Black and Chrome
126796 Bactil Binocular - Black and Chrome
126932 Stereo - Triple Turret Grey Stereo
126991 Service II 29th May 1959
Service 3 Pattern Introduced in 1959
127006 Monocular Tube for Bactil - -
127014 Bactil - Black and Chrome
127019 Bactil Binocular 28th July 1959 [MW]
127030 Bactil Binocular - [MW]
127354 Konimeter (Dust microscope) - Watson Barnet [MH]
127381 Bactil 60 1959 Black [London Science Museum]
127681 Service 23rd July 1959 Student mechanical stage [PS]
128168 Service - Black and Chrome [London Science Museum]
128903 Service 20th May 1960 Supplied by Watson and Glover (X-Ray) Ltd. Plate stating instrument was a retirement present to one Mr. W. L. Govier. With Objectives 44450, 45462 [RH] and also Objectives 45249, 45605 [KD]
128976 Service - Watson - Barnet - Black and chrome with mechanical stage no. 27501 [HC]
129001 Bactil 60 - Purple - -
129127 Bactil 60 18th March 1960 [MW]
129617 Bactil 60 26th October 1960 [MW]
129904 Stereo Research - [MW]
130100 Service - W Barnet. With mechanical stage WB31355 [AC]
130290 Bactil 60 - Cream - -
130467 Service - Bearing a plate marked 'Sole Agents Watson Victor Ltd. Australia' [HC]
130497 Service (Marked 'Service' Only) - Black and Chrome
130503 Bactil 60 - Cream
130589 Service (Marked 'Service' Only) - Black and Chrome
130606 Service (Marked 'Service' Only) - Black and Chrome
130826 Service (Marked 'Service' Only) - Black and Chrome
130903 Bactil 60 - with contemporary objectives 50770, E2881, 4150, E2937, E3022[HC]
131683 Service II - Watson Barnet [HC]
132360 Stereo - Triple Turret Grey Stereo
132739 - - University of New South Wales Science Museum [HC]
132840 Stereo - Triple Turret Grey Stereo
132843 Stereo - Triple Turret Grey Stereo
132914 Bactil 60 - -
133049 Service II - Watson Barnet [HC]
133188 Service (Marked 'Service' Only) - Black and Chrome
133330 Service II? - Black and Chrome (Prismatic revolving monocular) [HC]
133431 Service (ex Bradford College of Industrial Technology) 29th January 1962 Black and Chrome [CS]
133536 Bactil 60 - Cream. Watson Barnet. 'Supplied by Flatters and Garnett'. [MS]
133579 ? 25th January 1962 [MW]
133763 Service - Black and Chrome
133811 Bactil 60 - Cream [London Science Museum]
133861 Bactil 60 - Off-white [HC]
133868 Bactil 60 - Cream [MW]
133878 Bactil 60 5th June 1962 [LG]
133899 Bactil 60 - [MW]
133915 Bactil 60 - [HC]
134141 Bactil 60 - [SK]
134183 Bactil 60 - Off-white
134189 Bactil 60 - Cream
134263 Bactil 60 - Watson Barnet. Cream [HC] Being sold with Zeiss Plan objectives!
134521 Service II - [HC]
134678 Stereo - Triple Turret Grey Stereo
134882 Service - [MW]
135049 Grey Stereoscopic Microscope 2nd July 1962
135137 Stereo - Grey. Watson Barnet [HC]
135919 Bactil 60 5th June 1962 [LG]
136223 Service f.t. 11th September 1962 [TL]
136423 Service (Marked 'Service' Only) - Black and Chrome
136887 Service - [MW]
137095 Service (Marked 'Service' Only) - Black and Chrome
137199 Service (Marked 'Service' Only) 17th April 1963 Black and Chrome
137219 Service (Marked 'Service' Only) - Black and Chrome
137382 Service (Marked 'Service' Only) - Black and Chrome
137406 Service (Marked 'Service' Only) - Black and Chrome
137622 Stand model unknown - "Watson Barnet" [HC]
137633 Service - -
137636 Service - Black and Chrome [HC]
137759 Service - Black and Chrome
137975 Service II - Marked - Watson Barnet[HC]
138254 Service III - [PH]
138301 Service 3 - -
138772 Service 3 - Black [London Science Museum]
139887 - 1964 -
139946 Unknown - [LG]
140104 Stereo - Watson Barnet
140355 Service 3 - -
140376 Service 3 - Black
140925 - 1964 -
140963 Service II - Watson Barnet (also stamped 'Size 14') [HC]
141232 Stereo 30th October 1964 Grey [JB]
141333 Stereoscopic? 17th November 1964 [HC]
141336 Grey Stereo - [HC]
141692 Service III - Cream
141693 Service III - [MW]
141699 Service III - -
141820 Greenhough Stereo - Grey [London Science Museum]
141926 Stereo [Grey] April 1958 This is an unlikely date - probably the box has been swapped. [HC]
141986 Service - Black and Chrome. Watson, Barnet. Built in 'Binac' head. [HC]
142006 - 1964 -
142054 Bactil Binocular - Black and Chrome
142295 Service (Marked 'Service' Only) - Black and Chrome
142494 Bactil 60 Binocular - Cream
142817 Service - [CK]
143046 Stereo [Grey] - [London Science Museum]
143047 Stereo Boxfoot - [MW]
143215 Zoom Stereo - [MW]
143816 Bactil 60 - White/Black [London Science Museum]
143820 - 1965 -
144141 Service 3 - [HC]
144878 MicroSystem 70 March 1966 [RY]
144891 Service 2 - Service Watson Barnet [HC]
System 70 Pattern Introduced in 1965
145250 Stereo 16th June 1966 [MW]
145699 Microsystem70 - [BS]
Taken over by Phillips. 1967.
147477 Long-arm Stereo - Watson Barnet [HC]
147611 MicroSystem 70 - Hilux model [MW]
147626 MicroSystem 70 - [E]
147798 MicroSystem 70 - -
147814 MicroSystem 70 - -
147948 MicroSystem 70 - Binocular [HC]
148449 MicroSystem 70 Hilux Model - ex. Royal alexandria Hospital, Pathology Dept. Paisley, Scotland [WM]
148459 Microsystem 70 - [London Science Museum]
148550 Service [Model 68] - Watson Barnet [GL]
149041 Microsystem 70 - [HC]
149183 Stereo 3rd October 1967 Grey [HC]
149453 Microsystem 70 - Binocular head [HC]
149642 MicroSystem 70 - [MLR]
149878 MicroSystem 70 Hilux Model - -
151048 Unknown 22nd March 1968 [LG]
151216 Stereo - Grey
151254 Microsystem 70 Hi-Lux - [MM]
151430 Microsystem 70 Hilux - [London Science Museum]
151628 MicroSystem 70 - -
151786 MicroSystem 70 - [GC]
151832 MicroSystem 70 - -
151836 MicroSystem 70 - -
152136 MicroSystem 70 - -
152529 MicroSystem 70 - -
152635 MicroSystem 70 - -
153038 Microsystem 70 - [HC]
153229 MicroSystem 70 Hilux - Stamped - Royal Alexandria Hospital, Paisley [HC]
153399 MicroSystem 70 Hilux - -
153486 MicroSystem 70 - [KC]
154477 Microsystem 70 - [London Science Museum]
212957 Service with High Power Binocular - W. Watson & Sons Ltd. Christie's Sale April 1986. Is this number correct?
End of Microscope production. 1970.
2004 - 313 High Holborn was a Halifax Building Society Branch until fairly recently. When last seen it was still recognisable as the building on the front of many of the catalogues. It was, when last seen in early 2004, empty, shuttered and barred. [HC]