Field microscope (Meopta Praha)

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Field microscope (Meopta Praha)

#1 Post by 75RR » Thu Aug 27, 2020 7:51 pm

Field/Portable microscope: Meopta Praha

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-Meop ... ondition=4
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Re: Field microscope (Meopta Praha)

#2 Post by apochronaut » Fri Aug 28, 2020 1:30 am

That looks to be very little used. That was a very nice design and I think there was a 40X objective for it as well. Someone will be very happy with that.

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Re: Field microscope (Meopta Praha)

#3 Post by 75RR » Fri Aug 28, 2020 9:50 pm

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Here is a link to an article on it: https://www.quekett.org/resources/artic ... a-portable

P.S. Not my microscope nor do I know the person who is selling it.
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Re: Field microscope (Meopta Praha)

#4 Post by apochronaut » Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:22 pm

Back in the teens, 20's, Szhutz; an optical firm in Kassel made a portable of similar design. It uses a stacking objective but has an R.M.S. thread, so a small nosepiece can be put on and the 160mm tube can therefore take finer optics, up to 60X or so. The fine focus has a really nifty helical screw with micron divisions. The optical tube lifts out and stores beside the stand in a small wooden case.

A surprisingly similar concept to the Meopta but in the design and materials of it's era. Weighs 4 1/2 lbs. with a nosepiece, 3 objectives packed in it's wooden case, despite all the brass and cast iron.

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