G. & S. Merz in Munchen N:726

Middel model microscope,  c. 1867

(Stativ Nr. 2)

      G. & S. Merz Munchen N:726.  Middel model microscope,  c. 1865

G. & S. Merz Munchen N:726.  Middel model microscope,  c. 1865

G. & S. Merz Munchen N:726.  Middel model microscope,  c. 1865

G. & S. Merz Munchen N:726.  Middel model microscope,  c. 1865

G. & S. Merz Munchen N:726.  Middel model microscope,  c. 1865

The instrument came with a complete set of accessories consisting of two objectives with brass canisters, a 1/3 and a 1/12 inch, and three eye-pieces numbered 1, 2, and 3. Below the stage is a wheel of apertures.

G. & S. Merz Munchen N:726.  Middel model microscope,  c. 1865. Signature

G. & S. Merz Munchen N:726.  Middel model microscope,  c. 1865

On the basis of the 1866 Merz price list shown below, this instrument conforms to Stativ Nr. 2, Microscop Nr. 4.

Merz microscopes

Merz 1866 price list

The Merz firm was founded in 1839 by Georg Merz (1793-1867) after taking over the business started by Joseph Fraunhofer. After a brief partnership with Joseph Mahler, the firm continued on with Georg's sons Ludwig (1817-58) and Sigmund (1824-1908). By 1858, instruments were signed as G. & S. Merz. In later years the firm was run by Sigmund's cousins Jakob and Matthias Merz. See this short biography of Georg Merz (in German).

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