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Compound microscope. Black U-shaped metal base; black, regular swing-out bakelite stage with diaphragm and circular tilting mirrow below the stage; stand post is black below stage, brass above; brass microscope with brass eyepiece which can be adjusted vertically by means of two knobs; 10x and 26x objective lenses, labelled “7” and “3”, followed by “E. LEITZ WETZLER”; third objective lens is missing; microscope marked “E. LEITZ WETZLER/No 66394/FiL NEW-YORK”

Accession Number: 2009.uc.28

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Primary Materials: brass, glass, lacquered metal


Dimensions (cm): 30 x 10 x 13.5 cm



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Manufacturer: Ernst Leitz Wetzler

Date of Manufacture: 1902


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>