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    Late 19th-Century Carl Zeiss Continental Microscope. A short rectangular pillar sits on a horseshoe base and supports the limb and the stage on trunnions. The body-tube has a rackwork for coarse focusing and carries a triple nosepiece. Fine focusing is by the micrometer screw on the top of the limb. The substage, consisting of an Abbe condenser and iris diaphragm (which itself moves horizontally by rackwork), can be raised or lowered by means of rackwork. The double mirror is attached to the end of the substage mechanism. About 1890. The body tube is signed: Carl Zeiss, Jena Nr. 11645 in cursive. The optics are marked Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar. The microscope is sold with the fitted wood storage/carrying case 17.75" high by 8". The case shows normal wear. The microscope is fine.


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    November, 2007
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