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Microscope (Ernst Leitz)

University College

Black U-shaped metal base labeled “BOTANY, u. OF T.”; black rectangular stage with pair of clip holders; lower lens system below stage with diaphragm – double sided mirror beneath; two position screws for the specimen stage; black eyepiece cylinder, adjustable vertically via pair of brass knobs; telescoping eyepiece marked “10 x 4”, brass eyepiece cylinder marked “ERNST LEITZ WETZLAR/No 231035”; two objective lenses, each marked “E (or Ernst) Leitz Wetzlar” and “7” and “62x” or “3” and “10x”, third lens port protected by a black plastic cap; marked “E. LETIZ WETZLAR, GERMANY” on support.

Accession Number: 2009.uc.32

Alternative Name:

Primary Materials: brass, metal, bakelite, glass

Markings: Old Inventory Number = uc32.

Dimensions (cm): Height = 34, Width = 12, Length = 17

Function: Used for botanical specimens.


Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer: Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar

Date of Manufacture: 1924


Biology Department of the University of Toronto

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Historical Notes:

Used at the Biology Department of the University of Toronto.

Microscope dated according to its serial number.