A plaque within the case is marked E. Leitz, New York; serial # 53059
Leitz Travelling Microscope, c. 1900
Extracted from The Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society, 1900
Leitz Travelling Microscope. This instrument (fig. 3) packs into case 21 by 14 by 7 cm., and weighs only 4 Ib. It will be seen from the figure that to set up the instrument for use, the mirror and stage have to be attached, and the tube which carries the ocular must be unscrewed and reversed. It will also be seen that it has rack-and-pinion coarse, and micrometer-screw fine adjustment; the only point not quite clear in the illustration being the method of folding the foot. This foot is a very ingenious one, consisting of two solid rectangular bars of brass lying against each other when the instrument is packed, but which can be opened out so as to make an angle of some 40 degrees, in which position they are firmly held by a spring-catch, and as there is no inclination, this gives ample stability.
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