This piece is modeled after an early and popular instrument of science and academic learning--the portable student microscope. When not in use, it fits in an attractive brass case. The piece is handcrafted with the highly technical details that befit the heritage of such early instruments, with great precision from solid, instrument quality brass. Specimen slide not included. Specializing in an eclectic aesthetic, Authentic Models appeals to the curious and discerning. Inspired by the Age of Sail, exploration, science, and cartography, Authentic Models offers a collection with the character of authenticity. Made by artisans using time-honored skills, these pieces enrich a room, and the people in it, with a profound spirit of history and nostalgia.