I have 2 quintuple nosepieces. I have two trinocular heads, though one of them seems to be different from the rest. It doesn't fit my extender. I have one phase turret condenser. All the other condensers seem basic (although all are different from each other) except the one currently mounted on microscope 6, which has a swing out lens.
Micrscope 1 This is the one I've been using for some time. It's a 1036A and the scope with the most hard use--it was in a military hospital originally. Everything pretty much functions, but the gears are not as tight as I might want. I had to jam a little piece of plastic in the head so the eyepieces would align. Something I could probably fix, but why bother? This has the basic abbe condenser at present. Also, the stage controls are on the left side, unlike the other scopes.
Microscope 2 Another 1036A. In better condition but otherwise quite similar to microscope 1.
Microscope 3 Another 1036A. I bought this for the trinocular head. Otherwise it's very much like the first two, though not identical.
Microscope 4 This one is way different from the others. The stage controls are separate and attached to the stage and it's smaller. It has a trinocular port but it doesn't fit my tube. The eyepieces are Leitz Wetzlar periplan. It doesn't seem to have a fine focus knob, but the condenser currently mounted seems centerable. At present it doesn't have a lamp. What is this? A later model? I also don't recognize the objective cat numbers.
Microscope 5 This one has the lamb built in. Does that mean it's a 110? I can't tell if this is better or worse than the microscopes I'm more familiar with. It also seems to have no fine focus and the stage has come loose.
Microscope 6 I bought this one for the objectives but it seems to be in the best shape of all of them. The body seems similar to the others, but it has continuously variable illumination.
Here is my list of objectives. I don't know anything about any of them that are more than 4 digits.
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Lens Magn Cat# 1 4X 1017 2 4X 1017 3 4X 1017 4 4X 1075 5 10X 1076 6 10X 1224 (Dark Phase) 7 10X 1109 8 10X 1019 9 10X 1021 10 10X B52325 11 10X C10284 12 20X 1077 13 20X 1022 14 20X 1022 15 36X None (says NA 09) 16 40X 1023 17 40X 1213 (Dark Phase) 18 40X 1309 19 45X 1116 20 43X B34160 (Dark M, whatever that is) 21 43X C16313 22 97X A88299 23 97X C72955 24 100X 1079 25 100X 1079 26 100X 1029
* Brightfield Body from microscope 6 for my brightfield along with objectives 1, 9, 13, 18, and 26. Keep the condenser with the swing-out lens. Or should I use the centerable one currently on microscope 4? I don't know enough about condensers to know if I can attach the swing-out lens to the centerable condenser or if I would want to. I would use the trinocular head currently on microscope 3.
* Phase Contrast Body from microscope 2. Will need to get another trinocular head. Will use objectives 6 and 17 but will need 3 more phase contrast. Would be interested in trying both the light and dark phase contrast objectives.
Not currently planning on getting a darkfield condenser (I do have some 32mm darkfield filters coming).
What do you think of my plan? Would you do it differently? Any info on the objectives or microscopes that I don't recognize?
Also, if anyone has parts for sale that I might need to flesh this out or if you live near me and are interested in some stuff I might not keep, let me know.