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by Charles
Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:55 pm
Forum: Pictures and Videos
Topic: Thin needle-like alga
Replies: 9
Views: 1202

Re: Thin needle-like alga

Just looks more like a diatom to me although I can't see any striae or puncta.
by Charles
Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: American Optical Microtome Model 810
Replies: 14
Views: 4365

Re: American Optical Microtome Model 810

Thank you for the catalog HKV!
by Charles
Tue Apr 07, 2015 11:28 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: New arrival direct from Moscow
Replies: 32
Views: 6704

Re: New arrival direct from Moscow

Looks like yours is the upgrade version. Very nice scope Eddie!
by Charles
Fri Apr 03, 2015 12:06 am
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: American Optical Microtome Model 810
Replies: 14
Views: 4365

Re: American Optical Microtome Model 810

Here is a picture taken by the seller of mine which is on its way. Maybe a 815?. Pictures posted with seller's permission.
AO Microtome
AO Microtome
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Knife holder
Knife holder
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by Charles
Thu Apr 02, 2015 11:25 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Just joined!
Replies: 8
Views: 2331

Re: Just joined!

Welcome! You also may get requests for specimens from Hawaii! :)
by Charles
Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:36 pm
Forum: Microscopy accessories
Topic: American Optical Microtome Model 810
Replies: 14
Views: 4365

Re: American Optical Microtome Model 810

Looks like the one that I have on the way but mine has a black cover. The seller also listed it as a 820 but I think it's between the 810 and 820.

Yes, I was bitten too. I'll post pictures when it arrives.
by Charles
Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:16 pm
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: Leeuwenhoek Microscope Copies
Replies: 10
Views: 3575

Re: Leeuwenhoek Microscope Copies

Jim,
The one in the black was made in 1970. The brass one, I don't know the date. It does have imprinted Replica Leiden on the back, which leads me to believe it was made in the Netherlands.
by Charles
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: Cambridge Rocking Microtome
Replies: 17
Views: 4190

Re: Cambridge Rocking Microtome

Looks like fun. Can't help it that I'm looking at microtomes on ebay...It's you alls fault!
by Charles
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: P.A.C.O filter system and condenser - problem?
Replies: 4
Views: 1663

Re: P.A.C.O filter system and condenser - problem?

I'm sure you can swap out the lens. I have a few Zeiss Standards and the upper tray has the lens and the lower has a polarizer or is empty.
by Charles
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:36 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: New arrival direct from Moscow
Replies: 32
Views: 6704

Re: New arrival direct from Moscow

Wow! Very nice!
by Charles
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: Leeuwenhoek Microscope Copies
Replies: 10
Views: 3575

Leeuwenhoek Microscope Copies

Here is a couple of Leeuwenhoek replica microsopes. I can actually see things with both but the brass one gives the best images.
Leeuwenhoek Microscope Copies
Leeuwenhoek Microscope Copies
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by Charles
Thu Mar 19, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: Leitz Ortholux Petrographic
Replies: 8
Views: 2911

Re: Leitz Ortholux Petrographic

Here is the first model of the Leitz Ortholux with only one light port in the base and lever (circled in red) to direct the light for either transmitted or epi: Ortholux First Style with Berek.jpg And the second model with two light ports but no field diaphragm which is noted with the lack of diaphr...
by Charles
Wed Mar 18, 2015 11:38 pm
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: Leitz Ortholux Petrographic
Replies: 8
Views: 2911

Re: Leitz Ortholux Petrographic

Jim, the Ortholux was produced from 1937 to 1970 with several modifications along the way. The first ones only had one lamp port in the base with a lever to move a mirror to direct the light for transmitted or epi. The next major modification was adding the second light port for epi lighting along w...
by Charles
Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Beginner's corner
Topic: First microscope for fun and imaging.
Replies: 19
Views: 3696

Re: First microscope for fun and imaging.

A great way to start with children is with an inexpensive stereo scope. They can pretty much plop anything on the stage...feather, insects (preferably dead or in a petri dish, so it doesn't crawl away)... and see detail that they never will see with the naked eye with minimal preparation. Stereo sco...
by Charles
Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:27 pm
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: New, but still old stuff
Replies: 11
Views: 3173

Re: New, but still old stuff

Got to love New Old stuff! You do have WAF for these don't you? :D
by Charles
Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: Leitz Ortholux Petrographic
Replies: 8
Views: 2911

Leitz Ortholux Petrographic

One of my Leitz Ortholux microscopes. This is the petrographic setup with mono head with photo tube, rotating circular stage with point count slide holder and individual quick change Pol objectives.
Leitz Ortholux Petrograph
Leitz Ortholux Petrograph
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Leitz Ortholux Petrographic
Leitz Ortholux Petrographic
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by Charles
Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:58 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 19
Views: 4842

Re: Introduction

Thanks for the picture!

Looks good but I need one where I can get my chair in there closer. They probably have that variation.
by Charles
Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 19
Views: 4842

Re: Introduction

That's the best thing with the Internet sites like ebay...you can find most anything you want...Cheap, if you have patience and know what you are looking at. I'm looking for a sturdy work bench with storage/drawers for working on my microscopes. Can you post a picture of your whole workbench from Ik...
by Charles
Mon Mar 16, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Microscopes and optics
Topic: Functional Lego Microscope
Replies: 1
Views: 1056

Functional Lego Microscope

I want one of these:

http://www.cnet.com/news/microscope-bui ... lly-works/

I'm sure with some more tinkering, you could get the TL to 160, be able to put a standard eyepiece in the top and screw in an objective in the bottom to get more than 10X magnification.
by Charles
Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: Bausch and Lomb 1876 Professional
Replies: 11
Views: 3830

Bausch and Lomb 1876 Professional

Here is a 19th century Bausch and Lomb binocular microscope. There are so many things that turn, swivel and pivot. Gives some nice reasonable images.
by Charles
Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: My microscope
Topic: A Few of my Modern Microscopes
Replies: 13
Views: 3969

Re: A Few of my Modern Microscopes

Thank you all!

Yes, the Few which I use regularly. I don't have a round number of how many I have, just a Few hundred, but only 8-12 which I use regularly. The rest are shelf queen restorations of 19th and early 20th century microscopes.
by Charles
Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Cheers from Virginia, USA
Replies: 9
Views: 2492

Re: Cheers from Virginia, USA

Thank you Hyla!
by Charles
Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Cheers from Virginia, USA
Replies: 9
Views: 2492

Re: Cheers from Virginia, USA

Thank you Einman...I've posted some pictures in the My Microscope area. Let me know which one you would like to borrow. :D
by Charles
Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:00 pm
Forum: My microscope
Topic: A Few of my Modern Microscopes
Replies: 13
Views: 3969

A Few of my Modern Microscopes

AO 120 Fluoro and Phase, AO/Reichert EpiStar with DIC, Zeiss PM I, Zeiss PM II, Zeiss PM III and Zeiss Universal
AO 120 Fluoro and Phase, AO/Reichert EpiStar with DIC, Zeiss PM I, Zeiss PM II, Zeiss PM III and Zeiss Universal
AO 120, AO Epistar, Zeiss PMI, Zeiss PMII, Zeiss PMIII, Zeiss Universal.jpg (105.61 KiB) Viewed 3969 times
Zeiss ICM 405 with DIC and Zeiss Opton Inverted
Zeiss ICM 405 with DIC and Zeiss Opton Inverted
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Zeiss WL with DIC
Zeiss WL with DIC
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by Charles
Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:08 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Cheers from Virginia, USA
Replies: 9
Views: 2492

Re: Cheers from Virginia, USA

Thank you all for the welcome.

Yes, I am also that Eddie. :D
by Charles
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:45 am
Forum: Collecting microscopes and slides
Topic: The original Microbe Hunter (Steindorff Microscope)
Replies: 5
Views: 3388

The original Microbe Hunter (Steindorff Microscope)

From my collection, the Steindorff Microbe Hunter.
From my collection, the Steindorff Microbe Hunter.
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by Charles
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Introduce yourself
Topic: Cheers from Virginia, USA
Replies: 9
Views: 2492

Cheers from Virginia, USA

Hello all, Thank you for letting me in. My name is Charles but sometimes I'm Eddie...which is my middle name. I already saw an Eddie on this forum so I choose Charles. Other forums where I see lots of Charles' I use Eddie. I do answer to both. :D I'm a microscope collector. I love collecting and res...