New Microscope...

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New Microscope...

#1 Post by NK7Z » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:35 pm

Hello from Oregon,
Just got my first decent Microscope at a Ham Radio event of all places... An older Bristoline 3000, in mint condition. Four objectives, one oil. I have never had a decent microscope, so this should be a fun adventure. Been viewing all the videos our host provides, (thanks), and ordered all the needed items for a field kit... Name is Dave, live in Oregon.
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Dave
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Re: New Microscope...

#2 Post by MichaelG. » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:40 pm

Welcome, Dave

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Re: New Microscope...

#3 Post by apochronaut » Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:35 pm

Welcome to the forum and you found a good microscope. Bristoline of that vintage were made by Kyowa and they were a very underrated microscope at the time. The optics, especially in the area of contrast were very good for their day and they also had very good mechanical build quality. Kyowa did a lot of stencil badging for U.S. scientific instrument distributors and along with Carton Optical and Meiji are responsible for the bulk of the Japanese made house brands, until the production shifted first to Korea and shortly thereafter to China.
Kyowa, is still in business and they still make microscopes.
You will have a lot of fun with that. They are a nice precise instrument.
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#4 Post by NK7Z » Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:53 am

MichaelG. wrote:Welcome, Dave

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Thank you sir!
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#5 Post by NK7Z » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:00 am

apochronaut wrote:Welcome to the forum and you found a good microscope. Bristoline of that vintage were made by Kyowa and they were a very underrated microscope at the time. The optics, especially in the area of contrast were very good for their day and they also had very good mechanical build quality. Kyowa did a lot of stencil badging for U.S. scientific instrument distributors and along with Carton Optical and Meiji are responsible for the bulk of the Japanese made house brands, until the production shifted first to Korea and shortly thereafter to China.
Kyowa, is still in business and they still make microscopes.
You will have a lot of fun with that. They are a nice precise isnstrument.
Thank you for the brief history of the scope, that post made it into my history file I have started for the microscope... It is built like a precision machine, and I consider myself lucky to have found it at the price I did. Mint condition, not a scratch, or rust spot on it, nice wood carry case, and the optics appear clean, although I may give the whole optical chain a good cleaning. Not to worry, I know how to clean optics-- ground a few mirrors in my "other" hobby, and have taken care of optics for many years. Thanks again!!
Thanks and 73,
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Re: New Microscope...

#6 Post by 75RR » Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:16 am

Welcome. Do post some photos of it in the My microscope section. Always nice to see what forum members are using.
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#7 Post by Dave S » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:03 am

Hi Dave, and welcome from another newcomer.

73 de Dave G3***
Brunel SP100 (with 4x, 10x, 40x,60x, and 100x (oil) plan objectives), and Canon EOS 4000d Camera (microscopy use only)

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#8 Post by Dave S » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:06 am

Duplicate post.
Brunel SP100 (with 4x, 10x, 40x,60x, and 100x (oil) plan objectives), and Canon EOS 4000d Camera (microscopy use only)

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#9 Post by NK7Z » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:16 pm

75RR wrote:Welcome. Do post some photos of it in the My microscope section. Always nice to see what forum members are using.
Four images posted...
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Re: New Microscope...

#10 Post by apochronaut » Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:20 pm

something went wrong. no images.

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Re: New Microscope...

#11 Post by NK7Z » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:57 pm

apochronaut wrote:something went wrong. no images.
Sorry, they are posted in the "My Microscope" area.
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