Ernst Leitz oil-immersion microscope; instrument rests on wishbone-shaped base with a single beam extending from the center before splitting into two sections: an arm supporting the telescope and microscopic lenses and a round stand for slides; below the stage is a double-sided mirror that rotates 360 degrees; the stage has a round hole in the middle allowing light to come up through the mirror and two metal stage clips that pivot to hold slides in place; an additional lens below the stage helps focus the light; the telescope has a monocular eye piece with 8x magnification and a rotating nose with three objective lenses (3, 6L, and 1/12); the telescope arm can be raised and lowered using knobs on the side.
B: Wooden Carrying Case
Wooden carrying case, painted lighter brown on outside; two metal latches close box; metal handle on top for carrying; shelf at top holds attachments and accessories (C-G); attachments on bottom and door of box hold the microscope in place; card on door provides serial number and magnification information.
C: Vial of Oil
Small brown glass vial with black lid, contains oil used for oil-immersion technique; approximately half full of liquid.
D: Wooden Rack
Wooden rack that fits on the top shelf of the instrument box (B), contains 13 round holes of various sizes for the holding of instrument accessories.
A black eyepiece with 6x magnification.
F: Storage Containers
Three empty black plastic canisters with matching screwtops, canisters appear to have once held objective lenses currently attached to microscope, numbers on top of canisters match those on objectives.
Small pamphlet with information about the instrument, written in German, with two pages of text and picture of instrument, dated April 1943.
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