|A beautiful, re-lacquered brass microscope signed "E.
Leitz Wetzler" on the base. The serial number of 17447 (engraved on the base) would
date it as a Stand IV model of about 1888. It has two eyepieces (a number 3 and a 6x), and
a three lens turret with lenses numbered as "9.", "6.", and "1/12
oil immersion". The #6 and 1/12 lenses are marked as Leitz, the #9 is unsigned.
Coarse focus is done by moving the tube within its sleeve, fine focus by a knob on the
stand. The microscope measures 11" high in closed position. A condenser with three
changeable stops slides onto the bottom of the stage. The name of the distributor is
engraved lightly in script type on the base.