Black U-shaped metal base; circular stage with 1 of 2 clip holders and 2 position screws; diaphragm below stage, beneath which is a lens system and traveling diaphragm, both horizontally adjustable; double-sided mirror beneath traveling diaphragm; two position screws for the specimen stage; black microscope tube, adjustable vertically via pair of brass knobs; eyepiece and three objective lenses.
Accession Number: 2009.uc.31
Primary Materials: metal, glass, lacquer
Old Inventory Number = uc31; “E. Leitz Wetzlar No 135012” engraved on main body tube
Height = 35; Base: width= 16, length= 18
Function: For examining small objects.
Manufacturer: Ernst Leitz Wetzlar
Date of Manufacture: 1910
Additional Information and References:
Microscope dated according to its serial number.
1) Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Company Microscope Serial Numbers 2007 [cited February/24 2012]. Available from
<a href=”http://earth2geologists.net/Microscopes/documents/ErnstLeitzMicroscopeSerialNumbers.pdf”>Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Company Microscope Serial Numbers</a>