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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

Alternative Name:

Primary Materials: metal, glass, lacquer


Old Inventory Number = uc31; “E. Leitz Wetzlar No 135012” engraved on main body tube

Dimensions (cm):

Height = 35; Base: width= 16, length= 18

Function: For examining small objects.


Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer: Ernst Leitz Wetzlar

Date of Manufacture: 1910


Additional Information and References:

Historical Notes:

Microscope dated according to its serial number.

1) Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Company Microscope Serial Numbers 2007 [cited February/24 2012]. Available from
<a href=””>Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Company Microscope Serial Numbers</a>