Antique Slides and Wooden Case

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Antique Slides and Wooden Case

#1 Post by Charles » Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:13 pm

Things like these makes you wonder what gems might be hiding in there...
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antique-Micros ... 2749.l2649

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#2 Post by KurtM » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:20 pm

Oh man... 8-)
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#3 Post by Hobbyst46 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:25 pm

Actually they are fairly inexpensive. 22 drawers in that cupboard, each containing 12 slides, a total of 264 slides at $400, that is $1.5 per slide... :D including the wooden furniture itself...
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#4 Post by Charles » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:34 pm

I counted 36 drawers, which would make 432, if it is full. Zooming in on the second drawer photo shows Test Diatoms and Diatoms.

I'll find out when it gets here. He accepted $325. :D

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#5 Post by Hobbyst46 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 5:41 pm

Sorry, my mistake. 36 numbered shallow drawers of treasures.
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#6 Post by Crater Eddie » Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:38 pm

That is seriously cool! Hope for a report after you have had a chance to look it all over.
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#7 Post by charlie g » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:12 am

Fantastic collection you are embarked upon observing/ savoring..thanks, Charles for sharing this acquisition of microscopy subjects for your collection and enrichment.

I recently obtained fixed slides of our oceans radiolarian protists...what a profound treat to peruse oceans at my humble microscopy bench. thanks for your sharing microscopy paths, Charles.

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#8 Post by 75RR » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:31 am

I'll find out when it gets here.
Congratulations. Beautiful piece of quality built microscopy furniture. Slides are a bonus!
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#9 Post by KurtM » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:46 pm

The instant I clicked up that auction, I thought "nice snag, Charles, heh heh heh..." I thought I was only joking to myself, but it turns out Charlie really did snag it! Cool beans!! Please do give us a full report when you dig into it, pretty please???
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#10 Post by Nance » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:38 am

fantastic collection - looking forward to your postings of the highlights.

I am always interested in the history, the persons who engaged in the labor of love...
spied the name wt ashdowne on the last photo. william thomas, seems he lived 1875-1961, detroit,
was a mechanical engineer, had some children born around 1918 era.... at least
one son went on to patent some designs.

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#11 Post by apochronaut » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:42 am

That is a really fine purchase. Congratulations . It would be surprising if there were not many fantastic slides in there, The great hours you have ahead with them! Drawers that have them laying flat makes them easier to lift out and see what you are selecting. Wow. That is such a great cabinet.

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