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Inventory no. 49974 - Former Display Label

German DISSECTING MICROSCOPE
1898

Signed: "30127 Carl Zeiss Jena". Inscribed on foot: AGENT C. BAKER 244 HIGH HOLBORN LONDON.

Overall height c. 170 mm. Width over hand-rests 535 mm; case 232 x 187 x 182 mm. The stage and foot are made of black lacquered brass, other parts being nickel-plated. Focusing is by rack work on the column, and the lens is mounted on a pivoted arm in order that it can cover all of the large rectangular glass stage plate. There are two shutters, one black and the other white, which can be swung under the stage, and a concave substage mirror mounted on a pivoted arm. The mahogany hand-rests are detachable.

This instrument, described as the "Präp I" model, was produced at the factory in February 1898. It was sent to the London agent on 23 June 1898.

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