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The vintage microscope of your dreams?

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#1 Microscopy

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 06:59 AM

This is the one I would like to find someday at an affortable price: 

 

microbe hunter5.jpg

 

It was briefly discussed in the German magazine Mikrokosmos in the early 1950's:

 

microbe hunter 6.jpg

 

Micscape had an article on it in the december 2008 edition (for one reason or another linking to the article doesn't seem to work).

 

What's your dream?


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#2 deepwoods1

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 08:29 AM

“The Microbe Hunter”, coming to a theater near you! With the prerequisite booming voice and the suspenseful “dun, dun, dunnn” tune in the background. Beautiful looking piece.


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#3 mikerepp

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Posted 04 April 2019 - 11:25 AM

Interesting microscope, quite unique.



#4 JinJ2013

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 08:04 AM

Well, good luck to both of us then because I want one, too. This is often my 'screen-saver' image on my tablet. Gorgeous. But, it must be said, obsolete now. Get an Olympus BH-2 instead. I did.



#5 Microscopy

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Posted 07 July 2019 - 05:26 PM

Obsolete: yes, but it would be nice to have one...

 

"Get an Olympus BH-2 instead. I did."

 

I did too, see :

https://www.cloudyni...-3#entry9480502
https://www.cloudyni...-3#entry9481345



#6 mcwolfson

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Posted 24 November 2019 - 08:10 PM

Hello -- Just saw this thread.  Turns out I have a microbe hunter - picked it up about a year ago at an antique sale.  It really is gorgeous.  This photo shows it in its "hatbox" case.

 

Also, I've just posted four microscopes for sale in the classified section.  Best -- Michael

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