Zeiss incident light microscope

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Seaborg
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Zeiss incident light microscope

#1 Post by Seaborg » Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:26 pm

how about another black Zeiss-toy for best-agers like us. :lol:

It's a "Zeiss-Auflichtmikroskop" a bit difficult to find in black and in a good shape, because they have been used chiefly for harder technical purposis.
The light is guided through an "incident condenser" into the objectivs (Epiplan HD; here the older ones from Zeiss-predecessor "Zeiss-Winkel").
This small and nice micro was built to save the conversion of a regular "Standard" to incident light with their bulby condenser.

the tube has a diameter of 30mm (1,2" ?) so that oculars with a broader field can be used
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with the help of a micrometer screw it's possible to estimate the height of very small objects
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The condenser is exchangeable with a condenser for 4 objectives
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I hope you will enjoy it
Reinhard
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Re: Zeiss incident light microscope

#2 Post by wstenberg » Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:06 pm

Reinhard,
OK, this is interesting!!!
I have about 4 of these little beasts.
They have found their way into my collection when searching for the bases and focusing racks (for use with my Zeiss Tessovar).
None of mine are complete. I have been unable to find any owners manuals or information about them. I even wrote to Zeiss archives, but did not get useful information in return.
Is the monocular head the original configuration? One of mine has a telan lens at the top of the body tube. The other three have nothing.
I have one body tube in black. The other 3 are grey. One has very large focusing wheels that look original. Most are in rough condition from harsh use, unfortunately.
I will of attach a photo of my two most complete Auflichtmikroskops.

I would appreciate any more information about these.
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Zeiss Axiomat
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Re: Zeiss incident light microscope

#3 Post by Seaborg » Tue Oct 29, 2019 2:45 pm

Hi William,

the grey bodies of your incident-light-micros are those of the later types.
The black compositions are elder and seldom. I've searched a long time to find one with a black rack.
As a user (more than a collector) you have there two well-equipped incident light micros, which could be used even as polarization-micros.
The table should better be one to shift.

I have added two informations concerning the micro and one of the corresponding product of the eastern part of Zeiss.
https://www.mikroskopie-forum.de/index. ... ic=18334.0
https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=uCT ... &q&f=false
https://www.mikroskop-online.de/Mikrosk ... IGNOST.pdf

Reinhard
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Re: Zeiss incident light microscope

#4 Post by wstenberg » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:34 pm

This is great information. These little microscopes have always been a mystery to me. Now, I have a lot more information about them.

It is still interesting that when these do come up for sale, they are never complete. The parts are difficult to find, even though I believe many of these were produced. The nose and turret are a small, non-standard dovetail size, and seems specific to this microscope. I have been looking for one more of these. Very rare.

Because they were mainly for industrial applications, maybe they were thrown away at the end of their useful lives. I have never seen the black stand until I saw your photos.

Thanks for the information!!!
William
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Re: Zeiss incident light microscope

#5 Post by wstenberg » Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:07 pm

I just saw a book with this microscope on the cover!

I've asked the library to see if they can loan me a copy of it.
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