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Compound achromatic microscope, stand IX

Maker

ZEISS

Country

Germany

Signature

Carl Zeiss / Jena / 15244

Category

Microscopes

Optical 1

Compound

Optical 2

Achromatic

Size of the microscope (h x b x d)

31 × 10 × 16 cm

Inventory number

SM 46

Description

In its wooden box.
This is a nice specimen of Zeiss stand IX, a simple stand for laboratory and technical purposes. It was produced from before 1889 until circa 1922. The stand is molded in one piece. It has a large plain circular stage with spring clips, in the stage a large round hole for which a diaphragm is available. There is a plane and concave mirror on a swinging bar and adjustable in a bracket, allowing for oblique illumination. Adjustment is by rack and pinion.
This microscope was recommended for the detection of Trichina in meat (pork), obliged for the abattoirs in Germany. For the detection the transparent glass plates were used.