Old Microscope or colorimeter?

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Old Microscope or colorimeter?

#1 Post by Tarloth » Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:57 pm

Somebody can confirm that it's a colorimeter and not a microscope? Thanks

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Re: Old Microscope or colorimeter?

#2 Post by Hobbyst46 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:16 pm

Sorry, I do not see any pictures.
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Re: Old Microscope or colorimeter?

#3 Post by Tarloth » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:34 pm

Sorry, I replace the images that was in webp format for images in jpg format. Sorry

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Re: Old Microscope or colorimeter?

#4 Post by ebenbildmicroscopy » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:40 pm

It's a microscope - I think they were intended for schools and designed to take the place of having to purchase separate stereo microscopes (which generally only magnify 60X at most) and compound microscopes (which, in an elementary school setting probably only go up to around 600X). I can't tell what the magnification range is by looking at it but I'll bet it approaches (or tries to exceed) that of the normal stereo range... note, it will produce a true stereo image but is limited to viewing by incident lighting alone.
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Re: Old Microscope or colorimeter?

#5 Post by ebenbildmicroscopy » Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:51 pm

...thinking about it even more, the colorimeter like you're thinking about takes two separate images and allows you to view them in a comparison eyepiece, side-by-side, for the sake of comparing the hue. In the setup pictured, the two images are slightly offset and converge in your brain, as a true stereo image, so there's depth of field.
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Re: Old Microscope or colorimeter?

#6 Post by Hobbyst46 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:13 pm

ebenbildmicroscopy wrote:...thinking about it even more, the colorimeter like you're thinking about takes two separate images and allows you to view them in a comparison eyepiece, side-by-side, for the sake of comparing the hue. In the setup pictured, the two images are slightly offset and converge in your brain, as a true stereo image, so there's depth of field.
I agree with ebenbildmicroscopy, that this is not a colorimeter.
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Re: Old Microscope or colorimeter?

#7 Post by Tarloth » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:25 pm

It is worth buying for collecting?

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Re: Old Microscope or colorimeter?

#8 Post by ebenbildmicroscopy » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:32 pm

I would tend to suggest this microscope primarily has value as a novelty. Based on the background, I assume this is at an estate tag sale or an antique shop? As such, and based on it's very limited capabilities, I wouldn't pay more than $30 or $40 for it.

In situations like this, it comes down to - what types of specimens are you going to be looking at? Is this going to be a pastime (looking at samples from the creek behind your house with your kids) or will this be a very serious hobby (where you may want to document, expand your rig and share your research with fellow microscopists).

I would tend to pass on this particular microscope since I think, at the end of the day, it would eventually lead to frustration in trying to compensate for it's limitations. Just my $0.02 worth.
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Re: Old Microscope or colorimeter?

#9 Post by ebenbildmicroscopy » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:35 pm

I have no connection to this listing, but out of curiosity, I found these 8 on Ebay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Antiqu ... rk:20:pf:0
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Re: Old Microscope or colorimeter?

#10 Post by Tarloth » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:46 pm

I Agree. I bought recently A nikon SMZ? and a B&L SZ4, one for work with vegetal tissue culture and other to solder SMD components. I did buy a compound Amscope microscope last christmas for my son, then if I buy this it's only to put in a shelf, not to use because it haven't anything special. In the near futuro I like to upgrade both stereos but it's not urgent.

By the way, it's sold for 25 dollars :-)

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