Can anyone help with identification?

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UncleDrSpano
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Can anyone help with identification?

#1 Post by UncleDrSpano » Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:57 pm

I inherited my uncle's microscope and other than Bausch & Lomb, I have no idea what it is. i know that he used it from medical school at Johns Hopkins throughout his medical practice, so I suspect it's from the 1960s. Everything that came with it appears to be in the case and it is immaculate-- he was a surgeon, so it figures. But for the life of me I cannot find a serial number on it and googling "Where is the serial number" hasn't help.

I'm happy to post photos or provide any information-- I just don't know what information is pertinent. Thank you in advance for your assistance,
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#2 Post by 75RR » Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:09 pm

You can start with photos from either side, a left and right profile if you like. 1024 x 1024 pixels at 512 KB max, (can be smaller of course) just drag and drop
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#3 Post by UncleDrSpano » Sat Sep 12, 2020 5:51 pm

Do these help?
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#4 Post by Scarodactyl » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:29 pm

Yup. That's a bausch and lomb dynazoom. The knob on top provides the zoom from 1x-2x.

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#5 Post by UncleDrSpano » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:53 pm

Cool. Any idea where I can find the serial number? My children are desperate to play with it but it's in such pristine condition, I'm just keeping it in the closet until I know if it's worth saving until they are older.

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#6 Post by Zuul » Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:12 pm

No serial number necessary. It’s a fine microscope, and very much worth keeping. Letting the kids enjoy it now will just require slightly more supervision.

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#7 Post by Scarodactyl » Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:49 pm

A trinocular dynazoom can be had for about 100 bucks on eBay (though nkt necessarily such a fine example). Don't sweat the value too much, this would be a great scope to learn on if they end up being interested (though they're quite heavy and could possibly break a foot if dropped on one).

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#8 Post by Rossf » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:38 pm

Hi UncleDrSpano-looks stunning-what a lovely instrument to inherit from your uncle-and yes he obviously looked after it-question fror B&L fans-did the dynazoom have a magnification changer to get a quick close up to decide whether a subject was worth switching over to higher objective? If so sounds like a very handy feature for a very busy med student, doctor or scientist. Did they come with trinocular option?
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#9 Post by UncleDrSpano » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:41 pm

Scarodactyl wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 8:49 pm
(though they're quite heavy and could possibly break a foot if dropped on one).
So insanely heavy!!! I can't imagine that anyone actually carried this beast anywhere in the case.

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#10 Post by Element 56 » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:51 pm

UncleDrSpano wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:57 pm
Everything that came with it appears to be in the case and it is immaculate-- he was a surgeon, so it figures.
Apparently you haven't meet many surgeons! :mrgreen:

You have a nice instrument that should bring your family years of educational fun. For a great staring point check out Pippa's videos
https://vimeopro.com/onview/pippas-progress

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#11 Post by UncleDrSpano » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:51 pm

Thank you, Everyone! I may hide this away for a few years. My very science-focused 5-year-old has a student microscope, but I would love to give him this one when he can really appreciate it. My Uncle was childless and would probably roll over in his his grave if he knew it was being played with by a child. This thing is immaculate and still has the original boxes for all the things that come with it-- see attached photos.
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#12 Post by UncleDrSpano » Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:55 pm

BTW, that's my messy packing of the case. I can never get everything back in. And thank you for the Pippa video-- just what I needed.

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#13 Post by Scarodactyl » Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:39 am

Rossf wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:38 pm
did the dynazoom have a magnification changer to get a quick close up to decide whether a subject was worth switching over to higher objective?


Did they come with trinocular option?
Zooming is nice in general. Good for composing photos too. Yes, there is a trinocular option too, easily spottable because they have two knobs instead of one.


If you don't want to stArt them on this one (good idea not to at 5) a stereo microscope would probably be a better starting point. Much easier and more intuitive to operate. Bausch and Lomb also made excellent stereos if you want to keep to a theme.

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#14 Post by Element 56 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 10:45 pm

UncleDrSpano wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:55 pm
BTW, that's my messy packing of the case. I can never get everything back in. And thank you for the Pippa video-- just what I needed.
You're Welcome! Pippa is great! Wonder what she's going to be when she grows up! :mrgreen:

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