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Sunday, June 12, 2011

Francis Abbott's own Microscope made to order by Straker and Co. London & engraved with his name and Hobart Town

I have written on Abbott in the NAWCC journal - Mainspring - page 3 and page 4, that I design and edit for the Brisbane Chapter 104. Here is a link to the recent journal in the Tasmanian Museum & Gallery via this Tasmanian Photography blog.
the high res .pdf is here

1 comment:

  1. From: "O'Loughlin" <>
    Subject: Francis Abbott Microscope Photo
    Date: 2 February 2013 5:50:04 PM AEST
    Cc: <>

    Hi Barbara,
    I collect anything from Francis Abbott both from Derby, Manchester and Hobart. I have 4 clocks and a Telescope from Francis and a pocket watch of Charles Abbott his son. I was looking at the photo and have a strong urge to ask if there was any chance of purchasing that item or being able to see it. It would be a great addition to my collection. I would be grateful for any information about this item.
    Thanks for your time
    Des O’Loughlin - <>