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|Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar, Germany
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This compound microscope is mounted on a brass claw-footed base that does not have a pivot. Coarse focusing is done with a rack and pinion and fine focusing is with a micrometer knob on top of the limb. It has a pivoting double nosepiece with two objectives, numbered “3” and “7,” that come with their own brass storage cases. The two eyepieces, numbered “2” and “4,” are Huygenian-type with two lenses. The tube in which the eyepiece fits has adjustable length and can be drawn out of the body tube, permitting compensation for objectives of different focal lengths. It is marked in centimeter increments, from 15 – 20. The square stage has a steel top and a brass bottom and there are two spring clips for holding slides. The substage condenser has a lens and an iris. It can be removed and replaced by a holder that has three sizes of stops. Illumination is provided by a plano-concave mirror. The microscope is signed on the body tube “E. Leitz Wetzlar No. 37814.” It has a mahogany carrying case.
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