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Ernst Leitz Dual Objective Binocular Microscope

The adjustable stand allows this dual objective binocular microscope a wide degree of latitude when positioning the head to optimize magnification of specimens for dissection. The model featured below was redrawn from photographs of the original microscope, which is part of the Billings microscope collection at Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington DC.

The microscope was designed and built by Ernst Leitz Company of Wetzlar, Germany about 1925. The binocular head is supported by a 12-inch vertical rod with an adjustable table clamp. Supporting the head is a two-inch swivel joint attached to the vertical rod with adjustable wing nuts. The microscope has a rack focusing mechanism and is equipped with dual objectives.

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