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Nikon Ske

The Nikon Ske series, like the Wild elsewhere on this site, is typical of designs of the late 1960's and early 1970's.  From the point of view of design and functionality, it may be the pinnacle of the light microscope.  It combines superb optics, smoothness of movement, a steady platform, and a beautiful streamlined design reminiscent of aerodynamic designs of the 1940's.  Since the era of the SKe, microscopes have become lighter and larger, more complex and complete, but not necessarily better.  This particular model has a built in light and separate transformer that are capable of koehler illumination.  It has concentric coarse and fine focus knobs with a stop lever to prevent the lens from lowering into the slide.   There is a mechanical stage and abbe condenser.  The four objectives are all Nikon: 4x, 10x, 40x APO, and 100x APO.  The two binocular 10x eyepieces are also Nikon.

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