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Which microscope is this nosepiece for?

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:19 am
by MikeBradley
I came across this item in an estate collection, it seems to be brand shiny new. Can anyone tell me which microscope model this nosepiece is for? It looks very like a Zeiss design but the mounting rails are too narrow to fit the Zeiss Standard range.
Thanks
Michael
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Re: Which microscope is this nosepiece for?

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:32 am
by Wes
It looks like its for the Universal/Photomicroscope (II and III) series.

Re: Which microscope is this nosepiece for?

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:25 am
by MicroBob
Hi Mike,

to clarify this a picture from the side would be useful. Probably Phomi/Universal. The Phomi/Universal 1 were made from mid-50s to late 60s and there actually were a 1a and 1b (from 1961 on). The 1b had the same nosepiece mount as the later Phomi/Universal 2 and 3.

Bob

Re: Which microscope is this nosepiece for?

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 1:29 pm
by ImperatorRex
...and there is a nice multi-immerision objective fitted! :D

Re: Which microscope is this nosepiece for?

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:09 pm
by MikeBradley
I've added a picture taken from the side that shows the mounting keyway to assist in identification.

Yes ImperatorRex I had noticed the very nice (and pricey) multi-immersion objective and it works as advertised when mounted on my Standard.

Michael
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Re: Which microscope is this nosepiece for?

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:18 pm
by MicroBob
This is for sure a Phomi/Universal nose piece 1961 on.
Did they paint them grey for the Phomi 2 and 3 ?

Bob

Re: Which microscope is this nosepiece for?

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:25 pm
by Wes
MicroBob wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:18 pm
Did they paint them grey for the Phomi 2 and 3 ?
Don't know about Phomi 2 but the different nosepieces of Phomi 3 are black like the ones Mike posted.

Re: Which microscope is this nosepiece for?

Posted: Mon Sep 02, 2019 6:23 pm
by MicroBob
When Phomi 1 and 3 had black nosepieces I think Phomi 2 will have had them too. Then this one was made somewhen between 1961 and mid-80s when microscopes like the Axioplan took over.