Pre-Nikon, Nippon, Yashima Tokyo Japan Microscope

Hello all,
I came across a very old microscope in my parents basement and I'm hoping some folks on here can give me some info on it since the internet has turned up very little for me.  I also took it down to a local lens shop and the store owner told me it was Pre-Nikon and that he was not interested in purchasing it.  I'd either like to sell it on eBay or turn it into a piece of art which would ruin it as a functioning(?) microscope.
Below is a link to some pictures.  If you have any questions or ...

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