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#1 bartine

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Posted 27 March 2017 - 08:51 PM

My family has a couple of older microscopes that have been handed down.  One, from my Grandfather, has real sentimental value, but it really needs cleaned and restored.

 

Does anyone know of a company that does cleaning and restoration as a service?



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Posted 27 March 2017 - 09:02 PM

http://www.microbehu...-by-categories/

 

Here's a link to a microscope forum I use.  Lots of knowledgeable people there, someone can probably point you to someone in your area.

 

 

If not here is a place in Ann Arbor MI

http://www.benzmicroscope.com


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 07:59 AM

I pass a microscope cleaning and restoring biz on route 6 in Terryville, CT. Might try there?

 

 

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:09 AM

That depends on a lot of things: make of the microscopes, age, purpose of restoration (decoration piece or restoring to full working order?), where you live (US I suppose?) and so on...

There's at least one rule of thumb: decent restoration of a microscope is never cheap and, especially for pre WWII models, often impossible, due to lack of spare parts.

That's the downside.

On the plus side: many manufacturers (if they still exist...) ar very sympathetic and helpfull towards amateurs trying to restore older instruments. And there's a huge amount of knowledge amongst amateur-microscopists around the globe.

 

Can you tell something on those microscopes? A picture perhaps to (try to) identify them? That's the first step.

 

 




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