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by Letien
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: Leitz microscope.
Replies: 2
Views: 2102

Leitz microscope.

Restoration completed. New toy for my new hobby. Leitz Continental microscope, 1917. One hundred years of dirty hand, possibly blood smear, body fluid and urine samples!!!
by Letien
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Home-made microscope adaptations
Topic: If you're bored...
Replies: 2
Views: 3305

Re: If you're bored...

It already happened. They call it steampunk design.
by Letien
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: B&l fine focus gummed up Help please
Replies: 12
Views: 3697

Re: B&l fine focus gummed up Help please

After removing top plate, you can slide up the focusing block to expose the fine focus gear. Add naphta is enough to loosen the dried grease. Complete removal of old grease will need the complete disassembly of the focusing gear. https://www.flickr.com/gp/uy_le/A8FGiF https://www.flickr.com/gp/uy_le...
by Letien
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: New to microscope forum.
Replies: 6
Views: 2850

Re: New to microscope forum.

Thanks Bob, I also think these are already good the way it is. The left one has upper tube re-lacquered about 20 years ago. Just a layer of clear shellac to cover the exposed brass after I cleaned it off all corrosion. For each microscope I got, I made a total disassembly every nut and bold, clean a...
by Letien
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: New to microscope forum.
Replies: 6
Views: 2850

Re: New to microscope forum.

Hi MicroBob,
Thanks for your advices.
These are my two B&L. I have this first one on the left since 1991.
https://www.flickr.com/gp/uy_le/9ScQAi
by Letien
Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: New to microscope forum.
Replies: 6
Views: 2850

Re: New to microscope forum.

Hi Lorez, Thanks for your advice. I usually don’t try to restore it but I do like to clean up the rust or corrosion on the exposed metal. None of my microscope is rare or expansive so I’m not worried of ruing something valuable. I think if not cleaning properly, the corrosion will further damage the...
by Letien
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: New to microscope forum.
Replies: 6
Views: 2850

New to microscope forum.

Hi all, I am a new member to this forum. I would like to ask your opinion, advise on restoring an antique microscope. Do you think an antique microscope should be left as is or we can restore it to a clean and shining condition. I have my first 1920 B&L about 30 years ago and now I have a couple mor...