Collecting Military Binoculars

Who invented the microscope? A complete Microscope History Like many inventions today there are disputes in origins of the original inventors. The same dispute applies to who invented the microscope. Dating back to the first century when glass was first invented, the Roman’s were investigating the use of glass and how viewing objects through it, made the objects appear larger. Then, in the 13th Salvino D’Armate from Italy, made the first eye glass, providing the wearer with an element of magnification to one eye. The earliest simple forms of magnification were magnifying glasses, usually about 6x – 10x and were used for inspecting tiny insects such as fleas, hence these early magnifiers called “flea glasses”. Zacharias Jansen and the first compound microscope Then, during the ‘s, two Dutch spectacle makers, Zacharias Jansen and his father Hans started experimenting with these lenses.


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At Carl Zeiss, the battle against these diseases has a tradition dating back to Robert Koch’s groundbreaking discovery. To this day, the company continues to set the standard with commitment and expertise in the struggle against deadly infectious diseases.

I prefer solidly made binoculars, and have amassed a modest little collection of prized specimens, mostly acquired off eBayUK, but also charity shops and car boot fairs. I used to own a pair of 11×80’s bought off Leo Henzl Jnr in , but I sold them 10 years later. They were too heavy to hold for more than a couple of minutes, and on a photographic tripod, too awkward to point near the zenith. You really need a parallelogram mount for binoculars that size and larger.

I prefer a binocular you can carry with you to a star party, for casual star gazing. But I like good clean optics, and many modern binoculars are woefully deficient in optical quality, unless you shell out a grand or more for a top notch pair. It is easy to buy very high quality vintage binoculars on eBayUK, but you have to make sure the optics are clean, free of dust, dirt, insects, and fungus. You also have to make sure they’re collimated, and since most sellers do not understand what collimated means, you have to explain to them what to look for in a decollimated pair.

For a typical example of what can happen when buying a vintage binocular on eBay, see end of article. Field glasses are less of a problem in this respect because even if the barrels are not exactly aligned parallel to one another, you can still fuse the images, and field glasses are so low power, astigmatism is not an issue. Field glasses can be acquired that have negative achromatic eyepieces, and they offer a wide real field, even if the apparent field is narrow.

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The microscope sits on a horseshoe foot. This form of horseshoe, with rear extension, might be more properly termed ‘Y’-shaped, but the ‘horseshoe’ designation has persisted. Coarse focus is by diagonal rack and pinion. The coarse adjustment knob has a smaller secondary knob on the left side for rapidly changing the coarse adjustment; this knob can be changed to fit on either side of the microscope.

Carl Zeiss Jena Microscope Binocular Head Used in good working condition Some wear present – see pictures Bottom lens has scratches but still works See pictures for more details Thank you for bidding Carl Zeiss VOL for surgical microscope with built-in beam splitter.

For those wanting a quality microscope without unnecessary complication this is an ideal instrument. Coaxial coarse and fine focus controls. A very nice well made microscope. The stereohead has side continuous zoom controls allowing from x6. These have integral rubber eyecups and independent focus control. The stand has a coarse focus pole arrangement with the fine focus provided by the focus block.

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But consider their merits. Microtomes are often fine pieces of mechanism. There are numerous different designs. They have an interesting history.

Surgical Microscopes from ZEISS The first prototypes of the first surgical microscope – the OPMI ® 1 – were developed at ZEISS in Oberkochen in the early s under the guidance of physicist Hans Littmann and the leading surgeon Prof. Dr. Horst Wullstein.

Zeiss Antique Brass Microscope This is a fine antique monocular brass microscope in its original case dating from approximately It has no makers name but there are features that attest to its quality. The brass is in good condition for its age. The microscope has two objectives each with its own brass objective pot and ine eyepiece. The stage has a slide holder and very unusually has a dissection plate assembly with tether points that can be attached to the microscope stage. Condition very good taking into account their obvious age.

It is rare to find these units that have all the accessory filters still in place. The mirror does show its age but without pickling or loss of mirroring. These drawing attachments depend upon a balance of lighting between the illuminated specimen down the microscope and the light available for the drawing paper hence the range of neutral density filters in the box which can be used to balance the two.

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It shows how a pair of glasses was made in Britain in from start to finish. We can assure you that lens production has advanced quite a bit since this was made. Lenses are still polished in much the same way. And check out the hot sand frame warmer! Raise your hand if your practice still has one. Here at ZEISS, we got curious about which company was featured in the video, so we did a little digging.

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Blue-green hardback cloth cover. Contemporary half roan with 5 raised bands some very minor rubbing , marbled boards; entirely uncut. Title and half-title printed in red and black, one folding table, devices and initial letters, a nice vignette, and 36 very fine, large folding, engraved plates. Swammerdam is considered the most accurate of classical microscopists, who was first to observe and described red blood cells. Originally published in two volumes in through the care of Herman Boerhaave, this work is probably the finest work of microscopical observations produced by Swammerdam, and in many way unsurpassed until the present.

This edition was published in the series: D Redondo Beach, CA: Original tan and black printed wrappers. A bright clean copy. The first entries pages are related to light microscopes and microscopy. The final entries are related to electron microscopes and microscopy. Although not an annotated bibliography, this book is a useful tool for ‘browsing’ for books to add to your research shelf or collection which you might not otherwise be aware of.

It also for most entries includes the page count, and illustrations if present.

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Antique extremely rare Carl Zeiss’ first model brass microscope, 19th century For Sale This item has been shown times. Antique extremely rare Carl Zeiss’ first model brass microscope, 19th century: The figures are an integral part of this description. In , Carl Friedrich Zeiss submitted an application to the Weimar authority to open a mechanical workshop in Jena.

The first product was the simple case-mounted microscope seen here, of which Zeiss sold 23 items during the first year.

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As the objective magnification increases, the light source image is reduced demagnified by an equivalent amount, resulting in a brightness level that is less dependent on objective magnification and more dependent on numerical aperture brightness is governed by the fourth power of numerical aperture in epi-illumination. In practice, the image brightness numbers vary see Table 1 due to objective rear aperture size differences. When the light level is limiting, the highest numerical aperture objective should be employed, yet the magnifications of the both the objective and eyepiece should be kept at the lowest level compatible with the desired resolution.

In many cases, manufacturers are now providing oil immersion objectives with higher numerical apertures, and correspondingly higher image brightness values, than high-dry counterparts of similar magnification. For example, the 40x plan apochromatic immersion objective in Table 1 has twice the numerical aperture of the plan achromat 40x dry objective, and produces four times the image brightness in transmitted light. These objectives yield a fold difference in image brightness under epi-fluorescence illumination, with the high numerical aperture oil immersion version producing the brightest images.

Figure 2 presents a comparison of the relative differences in light cone sizes between low and high numerical aperture objectives. Note that the higher numerical aperture objective has a much larger light cone, larger internal lens elements, and is capable of gathering far more light from the specimen than the objective having a lower numerical aperture.

The amount of light transmitted through the optical components of the microscope, as a function of incident intensity, is especially critical in fluorescence microscopy. In situations where high-resolution fluorescence imaging requires high magnifications with a minimal loss of image brightness, the highest numerical aperture objectives having the greatest degree of light transmission should be employed.

As discussed above, overall image brightness decreases rapidly as magnification increases, so the components of a fluorescence microscope should be carefully chosen to maximize the amount of light passing through the optical train. Interactive Tutorial Image Brightness Discover how changes in numerical aperture and magnification affect the image brightness produced by a microscope objective.

As discussed above, fluorescence microscopes that utilize epi-illumination are equipped with objectives that serve the dual purpose of both condenser and objective.

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