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Long-term functional imaging of an entire Drosophila embryo, captured using light-sheet microscopy. The slabs resemble book-sized blocks of ice, standing as if on a library shelf. In biological microscopy, he says, researchers can either look at big samples at low resolution, or small samples at high resolution. These instruments can capture cellular and even subcellular processes across samples that can exceed one centimetre in size. The resulting data sets provide an unprecedented perspective. Biological microscopy is all about compromise. To follow a fast-moving process, for instance, researchers typically capture many images in quick succession, with short exposure times. The sample must therefore be very bright to provide as many photons as possible in the time available. That requires more input light energy, which can kill or at least bleach the sample.

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I buy antique brass microscopes and all kinds of early microscope accessories including: lenses, parts, microscope oil lamps, prepared slides, slide preparation equipment, and slide cabinets. Also needed for my collection are old microscope related books, trade catalogs, and artwork depicting microscopes and other kinds of antique scientific instruments. I have been collecting antique microscopes for over 30 years and there are still many that I am looking for.

The earliest independently dated instruments (via manufacturer serial while the AO Spencer spectroscope must be or later, since AO took over Light and Optics: Microscope, Elementary (), Polariscope (c ).

It comes with a pair of 10x eyepieces. It has two magnification settings, 3. It comes with Product successfully added to your Shopping Cart. Recently viewed. Featured Products. American Optical Microscopes. Showing all 8 Items. Sort by. If you do not see what you are looking for just ask! Not sure which Brand to go with?

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Microscopy is the science of investigating small objects and structures using such an instrument. Microscopic means invisible to the eye unless aided by a microscope. There are many types of microscopes, and they may be grouped in different ways.

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Latest Issue: August This year got off to a great start for our collections when we took a call about a microscope that might be a Manhattan Project-era artifact but was on its way to Lab salvage. After it was determined there was no radiation associated with the item itself, it was brought to the Museum and a condition report created.

It turned out to be a Spencer Lens Company polarizing microscope, complete with a graduated, rotatable stage. Its manufacture date was , just outside of Manhattan Project history. It came with its original wooden case, lockable, with the key attached on a length of ribbon. It’s unusual that the key hadn’t been lost in the ensuing 60 or more years!

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Further evidence of the mistaken date is the fact that by Charles A. Spencer was engaged in manu- facturing fine microscopes in Canastota, New York, and.

Because these instruments all date from the ‘s and ‘s or before, information on them is becoming harder and harder to find. Again, though, for AO Microscopes, what cleaning agent to use shouldn’t be a mystery because recommendations are given by AO in the manuals for your specific scope as found below. Note: Many of these files were furnished to me by Robert Tolley, after I had contributed a Darkfield manual and the newer Series 10 manual, who in-turn, received it from others, so I believe that many amateurs have probably contributed to this collection over the years.

I have since tried to add to it as documents or scans have been kindly sent to me, or I have been able to bid on them on eBay. I am searching for an AO Series 2 or Series 4 reference manual, if you have one, please contact me. Also this pdf version contributed by Carl Hunsinger. The version is available right here 2. The version is also available right here 2. The AO Series 10 Catalog 3. Also this pdf version of the catalog kindly contributed by Carl Hunsinger.

Also this pdf version kindly contributed by Carl Hunsinger. Mickey Makay contributed this earlier pdf version from the ‘black scope’ era of the ‘s.

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Senior Microscopes No. Henry Crouch of London – A stunning 19th Century Victorian antique polished brass scientific microscope instrument having an adjustable viewfinder An early 20th century J. A Simple Microscope, 19th century, in lacquered brass, case mounted on fitted, velvet -lined mahogany case, with three objectives that can be use A Microscope Lamp by James Swift,c.

This antique Spencer Buffalo stereo microscope was manufactured in the USA! It comes with a pair of 10x eyepieces. It has two magnification settings, x or.

Privacy Terms. Quick links. Board index Microscopy Forum Collecting microscopes and slides. This is the place where collectors can discuss their passion. Serial number dates it to From the catalogs I have been able to find, it appears to be an early variation or a predecessor to the model Distributed by Aloe Inc.

Louis, MO. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Radazz. Re: Spencer model? The 30 and 40 had been already made for quite a while by That might have been the last year they made them.

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Mar 14, – Explore Michael McGrath’s board “Antique Microscopes” on Antique Spencer Buffalo USA brass and black cast iron microscope with dual lens.

Arising from the foot is a short pillar, to which the main body of the microscope is attached via a compass joint. Atop the microscope is a standard 22 mm diameter ocular which fits into the chrome-plated graduated draw-tube. Coarse focus is by diagonal rack and pinion a Swift innovation. There is a patented adjustment for pressure of the outer fitting against the bearings of the coarse adjustment, which is adjusted by a silver-colored knob.

The fine focus, adjusted by a silvered knob, has two patents as noted below. The smaller diameter knob allows a quick motion to the fine focus and the larger knob a slower one. There are three objectives on a triple nosepiece.

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