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#1 madeline

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 06:05 PM

Recently picked up 2 of these Bausch & Lomb Microscopes.    I was hoping someone could help with telling me the model number?    Also an approximate age.   A bonus would be if someone could steer me towards instructions on their proper use also.   Thank you in advance.    I'm at a loss with my research on the internet.

 

 

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 06:06 PM

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 07:03 PM

Hi, madeline! Well, I once had one of that exact same make and model... but gave a bunch of scopes to a guy from (DC, Virginia, New Jersey?) about twenty five years ago. I think that went with them. He literally loaded up his big van to the gills and returned overloaded and happy. And my barn had a wee bit more space, so I was also happy. Mine was in very good shape, but I recall that the vertical fine-focus mechanism there was hung up... probably just dried out grease, easily fixed. I always liked that one, because of the nice flowing artistic presentation and the unusual mechanism.

 

Beyond that, I'm afraid I'm not into the heritage of microscopes... other than the vintage B&L are uniformly wonderful. Yours looks like it was a real workhorse but otherwise should refurbish nicely. Can always say the ~patina~ gives it character... which is my attitude on these. Just cleaned up and functional... stick it under a bell jar and it takes on a museum display character, worthy of a place of honor.    Tom


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Posted 02 December 2019 - 01:06 PM

You can estimate the ages from the serial numbers. https://user.xmissio...IntheWindow.pdf
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Posted 03 December 2019 - 08:36 AM

Hi, madeline! Well, I once had one of that exact same make and model... but gave a bunch of scopes to a guy from (DC, Virginia, New Jersey?) about twenty five years ago. I think that went with them. He literally loaded up his big van to the gills and returned overloaded and happy. And my barn had a wee bit more space, so I was also happy. Mine was in very good shape, but I recall that the vertical fine-focus mechanism there was hung up... probably just dried out grease, easily fixed. I always liked that one, because of the nice flowing artistic presentation and the unusual mechanism.

 

Beyond that, I'm afraid I'm not into the heritage of microscopes... other than the vintage B&L are uniformly wonderful. Yours looks like it was a real workhorse but otherwise should refurbish nicely. Can always say the ~patina~ gives it character... which is my attitude on these. Just cleaned up and functional... stick it under a bell jar and it takes on a museum display character, worthy of a place of honor.    Tom

Thank you for your help.



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 08:37 AM

You can estimate the ages from the serial numbers. https://user.xmissio...IntheWindow.pdf

Thanks, that should help.   I hope to clean them up this week.



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Posted 03 December 2019 - 10:12 AM

One more question for you guys.     Could someone please 'paint me a picture' as to where I might find the serial numbers?    I've looked everywhere and if they are there Bausch & Lomb sure does a good job of hiding them.    Thanks all.



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Posted 04 December 2019 - 11:49 AM

One like yours. Must be a serial number on it somewhere. They found theirs. https://www.ebay.com...KcAAOSw8o9d4u8j

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 05:05 PM

One like yours. Must be a serial number on it somewhere. They found theirs. https://www.ebay.com...KcAAOSw8o9d4u8j

Thanks but that didn't help.   Checked the internet and no luck in finding out the location of the serial number.  




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