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Dissecting Microscope in Case with Accessories, by E. Leitz, Wetzlar, c.1900-25

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Inventory Number: 86704
Object Type: Object
Persons: Ernst Leitz (Maker (Signed by))
Date Created: 1900-25
Place Created: Wetzlar Germany Europe
Subject Classification(s): Microscopy  
Accession Number: 1970-101/part
Brief Description: The stand is painted black except for the pillar which stands on a horseshoe foot. Focusing is by rack work that raises a triangular sectioned bar from within the pillar. A pivoting articulated arm attached to the top of the bar holds a split-ring mount for the optics. These are an achromatic doublet and a compound magnifier with an objective and eyepiece, and a compound magnifier. Two removable stage arms hold the removable glass stage plate in place and a removable rotating disc with four apertures is set below it. A plane mirror backed by a porcelain disc is mounted on a swinging arm below the stage. Two leather covered iron hand rests fit onto the sides of the stage. The fitted case is mahogany with claret velvet facing the supports and has a large key with an ivory tag. The case also contains a pair of light shields which can be fitted onto the metal pegs on either side of the stage.
Primary Inscriptions: "E. Leitz Wetzlar" on foot
Provenance: Lent by the Royal Microscopical Society in 1970.
Collection Group: Royal Microscopical Society Collection
Material(s): Brass
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
185 100 mm

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