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Compound achromatic folding microscope

Year/Period

ca. 1973

Maker

AMERICAN OPTICAL CORPORATION

Country

USA

Signature

SERIAL / 3050 474 / AMERICAN / OPTICAL / CORPORATION / BUFFALO, N.Y. 14215 / MADE IN U.S.A.

Category

Microscopes

Optical 1

Compound

Optical 2

Achromatic

Inventory number

SM 41

Description

In canister.
This folding microscope was made for the Special Operations Command of the US Armed Forces in the Vietnam War, it was intended for use in field hospitals. It was reportedly made in quantities of less than a thousand.
The microscope has a folding foot, there is a condenser for bright and dark field illumination, a square mechanical stage and a triple objective changer.