A very clean black enamelled and lacquered brass folding portable microscope, signed on the draw tube, Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar. No 195985; the same number ingrained to the inside of the case allowing us to accurately date the microscope to 1918 / 19. The microscope stands 32 cms high racked up with an additional 7 cms when the graduated draw tube is fully pulled.
The microscope holds a fine focus silver thumb wheel, triple nose-piece, double sided mirror and a sub stage condenser with a diaphragm. The stage is able to rotate 90 degrees and the V shaped stand pushed inwards (together) for compactness within the wooden case. The mahogany case (30.5 cms x 22 cms x 12 cms) has a carrying handle, lock and key and holds 2 eye-pieces #3, #5, and two objectives in canisters #3 and 6.The oil immersion can is empty. The item "An excellent folding, portable microscope in case by Ernst Leitz" is in sale since Friday, December 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Science/Medicine\Scientific Instruments". The seller is "marl727" and is located in Blackpool. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.