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Herbert Taylor's Zeiss Microscope

This beautiful Zeiss Standard GFL microscope with an Attachment Camera was made in 1949 and owned by Dr. Herbert Taylor of the Institute of Molecular Biophysics at The Florida State University. The drawing below was made from photographs of Dr. Taylor's microscope.

The microscope was one of the finest instruments of the late 1940s and 1950s, and is coated with baked enamel over most of the body, stand, trinocular head, and limb. Other parts are made from brushed steel and chrome-plated brass. The microcope has separate course/fine focusing controls and a built-in 6 volt, 15 watt illuminator. Introduced in 1949 and sold for the next 20 years, the Standard GFL was the most successful Zeiss microscope ever produced.

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