Brass Antique Leitz Microscope 1899 - 1900. Stand 1b with Spencer Buffalo mechanical upper stage accessory. 53442, matching both scope and wooden case. Weight: 7.6 Kg including box and accessories.The microscope stands on a U shaped base with a single rectangular column supporting the main body of the microscope. At the base is a plano-concave mirror on a sliding collar.
The upper body is inclinable from the vertical to the horizontal position and may be fixed in any intermediate position by means of a clamping lever. Coarse adjustment by rack and pinion, fine adjustment by micrometer screw with divided head and revolving mount (turret) for 2 objectives. Stage 88mm x 82mm with removable XY SPENCER Buffalo mechanical stage/slide holder. Below the object stage is the the Swing-out condenser and stationary iris-cylinder diaphragm in the form of a cylinder fitted with an iris-diaphragm; it is fixed to the condenser and the latter may, by means of a threaded button lever projecting from the iris collar, be closed and opened.
At the base of the microscope is a plano-concave mirror on a swivel bracket. Trade label inside box dated 29th V?
36cm x 18.5cm x 18.5cm. A really good example and mechanically everything is tight and smooth as it would of been 100 years ago.
Some minor wear/scratches to the black coating on the brass base. The original lacquer is in very good condition. A few marks as would be expected for an instrument of this age. Optically everything works as expected.
The plano mirror is in very very good condition, no damage. The concave mirror has wear to the silvering on the edges only; approx 3-5mm all the way around the circumference. Serial numbers on the case, microscope and trade label all match.
Small book, Common Objects of The Microscope 1861 first edition in average condition. The item "Antique Microscope Leitz Wetzlar No. 53442 + objectives, circa 1899 1900" is in sale since Friday, March 9, 2018.
This item is in the category "Collectables\Scientific Collectables\Scientific Instruments\Microscopes". The seller is "pacman25" and is located in Harwich. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.