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New Look at an Old Item

Jim Axten of
Brownsville, Vt., looks through a vintage Bausch & Lomb microscope while his wife Joy Axten reads aloud the microscope's original instructions during the William Smith Annual Customer Appreciation Auction at William A. Smith Auctions in Plainfield, N.H., on February 11, 2014. "We have a granddaughter and she would just eat this up," said Joy, who planned to bid on the microscope. (Valley News - Will Parson)

Jim Axten of Brownsville, Vt., looks through a vintage Bausch & Lomb microscope while his wife Joy Axten reads aloud the microscope's original instructions during the William Smith Annual Customer Appreciation Auction at William A. Smith Auctions in Plainfield, N.H., on February 11, 2014. "We have a granddaughter and she would just eat this up," said Joy, who planned to bid on the microscope. (Valley News - Will Parson) Purchase photo reprints »

Jim Axten, of Brownsville, Vt., looks through a vintage Bausch & Lomb microscope while his wife, Joy, reads aloud the microscope’s original instructions during the annual customer appreciation auction at William A. Smith Inc., an auction house in Plainfield, on Wednesday. “We have a granddaughter and she would just eat this up,” said Joy Axten, who planned to bid on the microscope. Valley News — Will Parson