Carl Zeiss, Jena, No. 204027

Travelling (portable) Microscope. c.1929

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Carl Zeiss, Jena, No. 204027. The Travelling Microscope. c.1929

Carl Zeiss, Jena, No. 204027. The Travelling Microscope. c.1929

Carl Zeiss, Jena, No. 204027. The Travelling Microscope. c.1929

Carl Zeiss, Jena, No. 204027. The Travelling Microscope. c.1929

Carl Zeiss, Jena, No. 204027. The Travelling Microscope. c.1929 . In the storage case

Carl Zeiss, Jena, No. 204027. The Travelling Microscope. c.1929

Carl Zeiss, Jena, No. 204027. The Travelling Microscope. c.1929  storage case

The 1934 catalog description of this portable microscope is as follows: The stand is of light design, and is equipped with simplified illuminating apparatus S with rack and pinion coarse motion, geared slow motion, and rectangular stage. The foot is designed to fold. The instrument, with the optical equipment and set of working implements 12 40 90, may be furnished in a compact tightly closing oak case with a shoulder strap. The stand is inclinable through 30 degrees, extensible tube with millimeter scale. With 10 object slides, 100 cover-glasses, glass vial for immersion oil in metal box". Accessories included a condenser n.a. 1.2 with iris diaphragm, triple revolving nosepiece, 8x (n.a. 020), 40x (n.a.0.65) and 90x (n.a. 1.25 oil immersion, with iris diaphragm for dark field observation) objectives. 5X and 10X Huygenian eyepieces were also offered. The mechanical stage was an optional accessory. Total weight about 4.5Kg.

Ziess Trravelling Microscope

Ziess Travelling MIcroscope


Dr. Mervin W. Busby

This microscope was the working instrument of Dr. Mervin W. Busby (c. 1889-1930's, born in Chester PA) who operated a large animal veterinary practice out of Orange VA. The microscope was purchased for this collection from his great-grandson.

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