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#101 stevie

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Posted 09 July 2021 - 09:23 AM

Rodango the condencerlens under the table is up side down. ;)



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Posted 09 July 2021 - 11:35 AM

Rodango the condencerlens under the table is up side down. wink.gif

He means the condenser under the stage, and yes, it's upside down alright. smile.gif



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Posted 09 July 2021 - 12:34 PM

Rodango the condencerlens under the table is up side down. wink.gif

I think the bottom picture's just upside down...


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Posted 09 July 2021 - 01:34 PM

You're right. Boy do I feel like an idiot.tongue2.gif



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Posted 09 July 2021 - 02:18 PM

You're right. Boy do I feel like an idiot.tongue2.gif

No, I thought the same thing at first.  I was trying to figure out how it got that way. :)
 


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#106 stevie

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Posted 10 July 2021 - 04:54 AM

And now i feel like an idiot for not seeing it at first. tongue2.gif



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Posted 10 July 2021 - 07:16 AM

And now i feel like an idiot for not seeing it at first. tongue2.gif

Don't.  The upside down pic gives a guy a good excuse.  smile.gif  Some of those condensers just snapped into a bracket, like on my old Spencer in post 77 of this thread.  There would probably be a way to put in the beveled holder wrong, or even the entire assembly.


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Posted 13 July 2021 - 08:32 PM

New to microscopes. SGW purchase and had great fun taking it apart and gently cleaning. Darn thing works! Need some slides and covers but have looked at bug parts, hair, salt and blood. The iris was damaged and I could not straighten the leaves and get them to stay together for reassembly. What power is a 4mm and 18mm objective yielding with a 10x eyepiece? Impressed with the build quality and love the brass. Anyone know an approximate date for this little Bausch & Lomb Optical Co two objective model? Chris.

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Posted 11 September 2021 - 07:27 AM

Hello all,

 

here are some pics from my gallery of old optics.

 

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The first one at left is a Victorian times magnifying glass, often used to read the maps.
That one in the middle is the nicknamed Flea Glass, a genuine luxury crafted piece of brass and glass.
At far right is a small travel microscope (the drum), also used as a trichina microscope to check the meat at the butcheries and for the hotel restaurants.

 

 

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At left is one of the first Zeiss small microscopes. Together with the good optics, this microscoepe stands for the birth of the Zeiss legacy.
At right is a typical biology microscope, popular before the WWII and some times after.

 

 

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At left is one of the first research grade Leitz microscopes (1a body), here with the Abbe condensor. This type of the Leitz microscope has been manufactured 1886 -1889.

At right is the Big Travel Leitz Microscope, collapsible into a flat travel case (1896 - 1908).

 

Thank you for looking,

JG
 


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Posted 18 October 2021 - 02:13 PM

Some microscopes I have with me and use here Outside the USA on a very heavy and stable  lab bench. 

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Nikon S with a 5 objective holder that I made a new fine focus gear for and added led lighting. The objectives have a pretty long working length so good for pond samples in deep well slides. The 20x is very useful for that. 

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 02:26 PM

A like new AO that still has the original paper sticker. I replaced the objectives with also like new Zeiss16, 40 and 63X Neofluars which give very sharp images. I added a cheap adjustable brightness led light to it which works fine. The stage was unscratched after 70 years so I put some clear tape on it to preserve the paint. The scope is very heavy and solid and the gears are as smooth as possible. Very amazing the old workmanship. It was only about 80$ used not including the upgraded objectives and eyepieces I had laying around. 

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Posted 18 October 2021 - 02:38 PM

A Unitron Phase contrast scope that was also in new condition in the wooden case. The interesting thing about its design is that it uses just one phase annulus on the condenser that you can raise or lower for all the phase objectives. You can adjust it for the best phase setting and dark field too. The added Olympus eyepiece gives very wide field views. I jury rigged a halogen bulb to it after the original burned out. 

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