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by TieDyeAstronomer
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Hello from Houston, Texas!
Replies: 5
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Hello from Houston, Texas!

Hello everybody, My name is Lauren Herrington, and I'm a newbie to the microscopic world! (But not quite to this forum: I've already posted in the "My Microscope" forum... thanks for all the welcoming replies!! I figured I should make a post in the actual designated "Introductions" forum, so here go...
by TieDyeAstronomer
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: 1917 Spencer, Monocular Olympus KHC, Siebert EmoSkop, and Swift M950
Replies: 10
Views: 1624

Re: 1917 Spencer, Monocular Olympus KHC, Siebert EmoSkop, and Swift M950

I hope I will be permitted a digression into microphotography: Siebert was recruited to work at Minox, and was responsible for the [notoriously unsuccessful] lens which made physical contact with a curved film plane. See Page 17 of this very interesting release by the CIA https://www.cia.gov/librar...
by TieDyeAstronomer
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:37 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: 1917 Spencer, Monocular Olympus KHC, Siebert EmoSkop, and Swift M950
Replies: 10
Views: 1624

Re: 1917 Spencer, Monocular Olympus KHC, Siebert EmoSkop, and Swift M950

Hi, welcome to the forum! You have already a nice selection of instruments there. The condenser of the Olympus is probably held in a sleeve of a certain diameter. When you measure the diameter with a caliper somebody in your area may be able to offer you a suitable condenser. The condenser forms a ...
by TieDyeAstronomer
Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:07 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: 1917 Spencer, Monocular Olympus KHC, Siebert EmoSkop, and Swift M950
Replies: 10
Views: 1624

Re: 1917 Spencer, Monocular Olympus KHC, Siebert EmoSkop, and Swift M950

Welcome Tie! What charming family contributions! The expertise in photography and astronomy that I see in your website is impressive. The biggest difference between microscopy and astronomy, in my humble opinion, is that in the former, specimen collection & preparation is the major task, once one i...
by TieDyeAstronomer
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: 1917 Spencer, Monocular Olympus KHC, Siebert EmoSkop, and Swift M950
Replies: 10
Views: 1624

1917 Spencer, Monocular Olympus KHC, Siebert EmoSkop, and Swift M950

Hi everyone! I'm a microscopy newbie, though I've been using these microscopes on and off for several years. The first microscope I ever used was one which belonged to my grandma, and that my mom used when she was a kid: https://i.imgur.com/MD9pMWQ.jpg It's a Spencer, serial number 35893, which puts...