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Olympus Vanox Microscope

The Vanox was the flagship in the Olympus America microscope lineup during most of the 1970s. This advanced microscope was equipped with all of the latest features of the time period.

Illumination is provided by a tungsten-halogen lamp housed in a lamp housing at the lower rear base of the microscope. Light emitted from the lamp is first passed through a collector lens, then reflected by a mirror through a field diaphragm and into the substage condenser. There were a variety of condensers available for this model including brightfield and darkfield throughout the full range of optical corrections. Objectives ranged from achromat through the high-end planapochromats at magnification factors between 1x and 150x. Also offered were a variety of eyepiece combinations with a gamut of field numbers and magnifications. The microscope illustrated above is equipped with a mechanical stage and one of the most advanced photomicrographic systems at the time.

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