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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.


Meiji ML5000 Binocular

This is actually an unused microscope due to a cancelled order. An excellent example of this popular quality Japanese microscope. Meiji as a brand are noted for reliability and sturdy build quality and the ML5000 typifies this. In of course pristine condition,  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 lighting with a full Kohler illumination system Superb value.



Kyowa Binocular

A good example of this popular Japanese made microscope. Kyowa are known for the quality of their mechanical and optical parts and this example is in very good condition with only some scuffs to the stage where the spring loaded slide arm has moved back and forth over the years. The microscope has 6-volt 20-watt halogen light source with the usual brightness control. The stage has drop down coaxial controls with a double vernier scale. There is a focusing condenser with iris diaphragm. Objectives x4 Vickers, x40 Nikon and a x10 and x100 Kyowa with x10 wide field eyepieces.

Price £312.50 + vat

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BR E5 Binocular

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. A fine microscope at and excellent price.

Price £375.00 + vat

Brunel SP200 Mk11 Trinocular

This is an excellent quality microscope with a good solid stable base. Kohler illumination with a quartz halogen light source 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 160mm tube length 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 and the last remaining of this version of the SP200 series. Good value


Brune SP200 Trinocular

Originally supplied by ourselves, this microscope has been kept in pristine condition by its ‘senior scientist’ previous owner. The microscope has the standard configuration described on the web page below.

SP200 - Research Microscope

In addition the microscope has a full Zernike Phase contrast system of plan phase objectives x10, x20, x40 and x100, together with our ‘pilot’ style carrying case that is equipped with castors in the suitcase fashion. A magnificent specification for this excellent microscope.


Brunel SP75 Polarising Microscope

The Brunel SP-75P specification features include a rotating monocular head with x10 widefield eyepiece and crosshair eyepiece, filter slot to accommodate the quarter wavelength and full wave length retardation plates that are provided as standard with this microscope, rotating graduated circular stage, with clamping mechanism and lateral adjustment which allows each objective to be positioned centrally in the optical path, triple objective turret with an excellent and very positive indexing mechanism, housing x4, x10 and x40 strain free polarising objectives, abbe condenser with rack and pinion focusing, filter carrier and iris diaphragm. The fully rotating polarising filter is housed above the field lens with a swing out mechanism so that it can be removed easily from the optical path. This unit originally supplied by ourselves is in very good condition. Good value.

Price £315 + 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

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