The microscope is
equipped with eyepieces numbered 2, 4, and 8,
objectives 3, 5, 8*, 7*, and 1/15 semi-apo immersion, a
triple objective changer, an Abbe condenser with iris,
and an aperture stop holder with three
A F. Koristka
advertisement from 1900.
The microscope was
purchased from a member of the amily of the
original owner who inherited it from his father, Dr.
Renzo G. Olivetti (1907-1987), a physician who
practiced medicine in Torino (Turin) Italy. Given the
vintage of the microscope, c. 1900, it is most likely
that the original owner was the grandfather, Dr.
Bonaiuto Olivetti (1867-1941), who also had a medical
practice in Torino. Some references by and about Dr.
Bonaiuto Olivetti are available from Google books.
From these references, it would seem that he
specialized in gastroenterology.