Leitz AM polarizing microscope – circa 1954

 A large polarizing microscope by Leitz with an extensive complement of lenses.  The instrument stands 14 ½” tall in closed position.  It is signed, “Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar, Nr. 467710”, the serial number dating it to circa 1954.  Coarse focus is rack and pinion, fine focus by micrometer knob.  In addition, the slide stage can move up or down.  The rotating stage has a Bausch & Lomb mechanical slide holder.  The mirror is plano-concave in excellent condition.  The substage condenser is 1.40 with flip out front element, and variable iris diaphragm.  The polarizer is a new replacement.  The plano-concave mirror is in excellent condition.  Nine lenses accompany the set.  Six are original Leitz polarizing lenses including: 3.2x , 4.3x, 5.6x, 10x, 25x, and 45x.  Two are Bausch & Lomb:  a 10.5mm, and 16mm, both marked for use without cover glass.  One is a 3mm lens by Spencer.  All lenses are with clip on mounts.  The microscope comes in its own original wooden case, and accessory case.  Optical filters are intact, and the microscope is in fine usable condition.  This is a substantial microscope (30 lb.) with a fine and extensive range of quality polarizing lenses.

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