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 Post subject: Hi From Australia
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:30 am 
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Hi All

The name is Joe Perulero and I have several old microscopes Leitz brand and a few other brands I picked up over the years.
My late father bought me a tasco 1000X microscope kit when I was 14 years old and I was amazed at what I saw.
It consumed me over the school holidays and beyond.

I am also a long time amateur astronomer so I know a few things about imaging the heavens and the micro world.
Why hasn't anyone started a permanent microscope slide swap forum?
We can share amateur permanent slides from all over the world by post !!!

Cheers

Joe


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 Post subject: Re: Hi From Australia
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:06 am 
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Hi perulero, welcome.

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Why hasn't anyone started a permanent microscope slide swap forum?
We can share amateur permanent slides from all over the world by post !!!
Customs and postage costs mostly I suppose.

Do post some photos of your microscopes in the My microscope section. I'm sure we would all like to see them.

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 Post subject: Re: Hi From Australia
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:37 am 
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Hi Perulero,
Welcome to the forum!

According slide exchange: In UK there used to be a Postal microscopy society that did exactly this. You can check whether they are still active and whether they take members from the underside of the globe. :D

Microscopists are very different, some like to research certain topics on make their own preparations for this, often fresh. Some build up collections of permanent slides while others just keep micro photos. Some have dozens of microscopes to observe their three different slides again and again. Some exchange slides and material privately. I think the group that would take part in a public exchange with enthusiasm wouldn't be that big.

Bob


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 Post subject: Re: Hi From Australia
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:49 pm 
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Try this link:
http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/index.h ... /pmca.html

Tom


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 Post subject: Re: Hi From Australia
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 6:57 pm 
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Hi, and welcome Joe.

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 Post subject: Re: Hi From Australia
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:17 am 
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Thanks for the welcome folks
I will post a pic of my microscopes soon.
Seems people where I live have been dumping their vintage microscopes .
I keep finding one at the local recycle center !!!!! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Hi From Australia
PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:28 am 
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I keep finding one at the local recycle center !!!!! :D
Now we are going to want a backstory on each one. Everyone loves a bargain!

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