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Reichert Zetopan Polarising Microscope

This is one of the classic microscopes and equipped for geological examination makes it relatively rare. Finished in ‘signature’ classic black enamel, the general body work is excellent  for its age with just  two small chips to the large base. The stage does show the wear that would be expected with the examination of  geology specimens. The chrome work is exceptional and the incident light path has polariser and analyser filters in very good condition. The base has the usual ‘Epi’ and ‘Trans’ lighting options that can be used jointly with the ‘Mix’ paddle This microscope is all original including the transformer box and 2 light bulbs are included.

The large circular stage has a centre ‘pop out’ circle so that thin sections can be examined with transmitted lighting although there is no condenser present . The incident light path has a slide in/out polarising filter  and a slide in/out analyser that can be rotated and crossed with the polariser through 90 degrees. A good set of 190mm tubelength dovetail objectives are included with magnifications x5, x11, x22, x32 and x60. The trinocular head has the usual part rotation and there is a lever to bring a camera into the optical path. A pair of widefield Reichert x6 eyepieces. The large circular rotating stage has lateral adjustment. This microscope is now a serious collectors item and as such is offered at a really competitive price.


Zeiss Universal Microscope

They just don't make them like this anymore - a 'battleship' of a microscope. Carl Ziess optics  fine microscopes for digital photomicrography. The microscope is equipped for bright field transmitted light microscopy. The five position turret has three Zeiss orthoplan objectives x10, x40 and x100 (oil immersion) with the remaining two stations having blanking caps. The microscope is all original but has been converted to LED lighting with a retrofit light source which is attached in place of the traditional halogen light source and heat sink. Full Kohler illumination with the standard array of push/pull filters and a brightness control unit. The circular stage has a slide holder with vernier scale reading with a focusing substage condenser with iris diaphragm and pull out filter carrier. The microscope head has a magnification changer and a monocular tube is included for camera mounting. The general condition of the body work is excellent. A relatively rare opportunity to acquire one of the microscope greats.

Price £562.50 + vat

Meiji ML2000 Binocular

An excellent example of this popular quality Japanese microscope. Meiji as a brand are noted for reliability and sturdy build quality and the ML2000 typifies this. In very good condition with just a few small chips on the paint of the base this microscope is equipped with semi plan objectives x4, x10, x40 and x100 (oil) with matched x10 widefield eyepieces. Mechanical stage with full substage. Halogen illumination. Superb value.



Vickers M15C Binocular

Vickers were a UK microscope manufacturer of some note and as a consequence there are many of this type of microscope on the used market. However there will be few that have survived in such good condition as this example. In addition it is equipped with Vickers Microplan objectives x2.5 (n.a.0.08), x10 (n.a.0.25), x40 (n.a.0.65), x100 (n.a.1.25) oil immersion. Full substage condenser with centring mechanism. Kohler illumination. x10 Complan eyepieces. Condition excellent.



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BR E5 Bnocular

A fine modern styled microscope with carrying handle.

A biological binocular high power microscope. This is a sample, NEW, not included in our range only because the specification overlapped too closely with a current model. Abbe condenser, LED variable light coarse and fine focus, drop down controls for slide movement.

X10wf, x4,x10,x40,x100,160 mm.

Price £400 + vat

Brunel SP120 Trinocular

This is an excellent quality microscope with a good solid stable base. Kohler illumination with an LED light source. Large mechanical stage with drop down controls and a focusing condenser with iris diaphragm and filter carrier. Coaxial coarse and fine focus controls with tension adjustment and adjustable focus stop. Five position objective turret with semi plan objectives x4, x10, x40, x60 and x100 (oil immersion). x10 wide field eyepieces with inter ocular and dioptric adjustment. This is a new microscope used only for assessment purposes by ourselves. Good value


Vickers ML1300 Binocular

This is one of the classic Vickers laboratory microscopes in very good condition. This particular microscope has a swing out/in polarising filter system that has been skilfully added by the previous owner. The microscope in all other respect is all original with excellent body work. Semi plan DIN objectives x4, x10, x20, x40 and x100 (oil immersion). Binocular head with wide field x10 objectives. Mechanical stage with drop down coaxial controls. Focusing substage with iris diaphragm and custom fitted polarising filter assembly. Kohler  illumination with a tungsten halogen rheostat controlled light source. Complete with an excellent custom made case. Excellent value.

Price £437.50 + vat

Wilovert Binocular

This is a good example of this popular industrial inverted microscope. There are some small chips to the body paintwork but mechanically and optically this is a very sound microscope. The typical feature of this model is the long stem floating coaxial control of the mechanical stage. This allows easy stage movement because of its proximity to the coaxial coarse and fine focus controls of the microscope without the risk of the very long stem being bent or broken. The mechanical part of the stage can be removed to facilitate larger culture flasks and containers. Objectives x4, x10, x10 phase and x20 phase. The focusing condenser system has inbuilt phase rings for these as well as a bright field option. 6v 20 watt quartz halogen illumination with brightness control. X10 and x20 wide field objectives

Price £437.50 + vat


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Zeiss Jena Binocular

This is a fine example of this good value professional microscope. The binocular head is equipped with x10 wide field eyepieces and has dioptric and interpupillary controls. The turret as a good set of DIN standard objectives x4, x10, x40 and x100 (oil immersion). Large mechanical stage with drop down coaxial controls and double vernier scales. Focusing substage condenser with iris diaphragm and filter carrier. Coarse and fine focus controls. 6 volt 20 watt halogen illumination. Good condition

Price £437.50 + vat

Prior N334 Epimet Metallurgical Trinocular

This microscope is in excellent condition and is complete with the original instruction manual. 6 volts 20 watt rheostat controlled incident  halogen illumination with voltmeter display on the microscope base. The light path has a double iris system allowing Kohler illumination with an integral filter carrier. The trinocular head has x10 wide field eyepieces and dioptric and interpulliary adjustment. The metallurgical objectives are 210mm tube length semi plan x5, x10, x20, 40 and a dry x100 (numerical aperture 0.90). Large mechanical stage with drop down coaxial controls and specimen platform. A well built British microscope.

Price £720.83 + vat

Reichert Zetopan Trinocular

This is one of the great classic microscopes of our time. Built in a modular way these microscopes can be adapted for all applications. This is one of the later models with the 12 volt 100 watt illumination system and has the original Reichert transformer box which is unusual these days. Mechanically this microscope is in excellent condition. The only negative is that there are some marks on the paint of the base. Apart from the microscope is in very good condition. Objectives x20 (n.a. 0.65), x40 (n.a. 0.65), x63 (oil immersion)(n.a. 1.00) and x100 (oil immersion)(n.a.1.25). With x8 plan eyepieces. Kohler illumination and an epi illumination system that only needs the incident light unit. A nice microscope.

Price £541.67 + vat