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Monocular Compound Dissecting Microscope

This early twentieth century dissecting microscope is signed "Koristka Milano N.15759" and is reviewed in Gerard Turner's book The Great Age of the Microscope. The microscope was designed by Professor A. Gandolfi Hornyold for studies of freshwater pond life and plankton.

The stage forms the base of the microscope, which is supported by four legs and is cast in a single piece finished in black enamel. A large rectangular glass mirror housed beneath the stage is positioned at a 45-degree to reflect light onto the specimen. The limb is attached to the stage by two knurled knobs and secures the body tube directly above the specimen. Focusing is accomplished with a helical slot and pin that allows upward and downward movement of the body tube. Accompanying the microscope is a leather case with protective metal covers.

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