Leica ATC 2000 Binocular

In education Leica is without doubt the prestige manufacturer. Aimed at the undergraduate and post graduate markets, the ATC 2000 has excellent features including Kohler illumination. The ATC has coaxial coarse and fine focus control that moves the objective turret up and down rather than the stage. Objectives x4, x10, x40 and x100 (oil immersion|) with x10 wide field eyepieces Mechanical stage with drop down coaxial controls and double vernier scale.  6 volt 20 watt halogen illumination with brightness control. Focusing and centring substage condenser and the stand has a cleverly designed carrying handle at its top. Good condition apart from a few small paint chips along some of the edges of the base


Leitz Teaching Head

A rarely found accessory in the used market. a Leitz teaching head with integral moving pointer, will attach to any modern Leitz compound microscope stand and will except two binocular heads (not supplied).

Price £86.67 + vat

Leitz Zernike Phase Contrast Condenser

This is a Zernike Phase Contrast condenser that will fit the Leitz Dialux series. Four position phase rings with a bright field option. Iris diaphragm and phase rind adjustment controls. Condition good.

Price £162.50 + vat

Leitz Condenser

A rare thing, this is a Leitz condenser for a x1 objective with a numerical aperture of  0.04. We haven’t seen one of these in 38 years of trading.


Leitz Laborlux D Trinocular

This really is one for the collectors who ‘know their onions!’ We have not seen one of these in such good condition before. This trinocular microscope has a serial number of 741280 which places it at about 1968. The body work is immaculate for its age and it is equipped with the Leitz  Pv phase system which was an ingenious method designed to avoid copyright law at that time. So, the specification has a Pv phase condenser with the following 170mm tube length objectives. Pv x10 (n.a.0.25), Pv x25 (0.50), Pv Apo x40 with coverslip correction (0.70) and a Pv Apo plan x90 oil immersion lens (n.a.1.32). Together with x10 eyepieces. The unit is served by a Leitz transformer box which makes the unit all original and provides a 6v 15 watt halogen lighting system. This will not stay here for long.


Ernst Leitz Crosshair Slide

This is really a collectors item, a crosshair slide for centring circular rotating microscope stages by Ernst Leitz. Dates from about 1920 and in very good condition

Price £45.00 + vat

Leitz Ortholux II Binocular

Probably the most widely purchased microscope from the Leitz range. Transmitted lighting system with the light path for incident illumination.  The body work of this example is in very good condition, but the stage inevitably shows some signs of slides being slid on and off.

Objectives EF x4 (0.12), Plan fluotar x10 (0.30),  x25 NPL fluotar (0.55) and x40 NPL fluotar (0.70) and NPL fluotar x50 oil immersion (1.00).

Kohler illumination with a tungsten halogen light source. Periplan GF x10 eyepieces. Coaxial coarse and fine focus controls. Mechanical stage with the usual drop down controls and focusing substage. A fine microscope.



Leitz Stand Alone Light Unit

This is one for the collectors. An all original Leitz stand alone light source. Pole base stand with a lamp unit that has tilt, focus and a filter slot. Original Leitz transformer unit. In very good condition for its age

Price  £175.00 + vat

Leitz Incident Light System

An incident light system that will fit the Ortholux and SM-Lux microscopes. Double iris and filter slots. Condition fully functional but cosmetically average hence the price.

Price £95.00 + vat

Leitz Condenser

This is a Leitz dovetail condenser with a numerical aperture of 0.25 and focal length of 62. From the inversion of the markings it was probably from an inverted unit originally. No iris diaphragm.

Price £37.50 + vat

Leitz Dialux Trinocular Head

The Dialux from this period is now a microscope classic microscope and this is a trinocular head with a slider diverter to the trinocular tube. Good condition.  Eyepieces not included.

Price £ 62.50 + vat

Leitz Ortholux Turret

A Leitz Ortholux five position objective turret in excellent condition.


Leitz Ortholux Trinocular

This is a Leitz Ortholux that has been built up over the years all with genuine Ortholux accessories. It is currently configured with a polarisation system above the stage, although the stage itself is the standard square version. The trinocular head is the Pol-tube combined type with standard eyepieces for the binocular with 30mm photoeyepiece in the trinocular tube. The head has an inbuilt analyser with 180 degree rotation, clamp and scale, Bertrand lens in centring and focusing mount. The photographic tube is equipped with an iris diaphragm and a top analyser with index. Beneath the stage is a standard bright field condenser and to achieve polarisation there is a separate polarising filter that can be placed over the transmitted light. This unit has both incident and transmitted light sources and an additional turret with incident light path with double iris. The condition of the stand is generally very good with just a few paint chips here and there. The current objectives are NPL x10 P (0.20), x50 P (0.85), Pv Apo x40 (0.70) with coverslip thickness adjuster, Pv x25 (0.50) and Pv x10 (0.25). x10 periplan eyepieces. This Ortholux was being built up into a Universal Ortholux by the previous owner who sadly ran out of time. It needs someone to appreciate its place in the history of Leitz microscopy and to complete its final specification.  



Leitz x32 Objective

This is one of the first Leitz infinity corrected objectives. It is a plan x32 infinity corrected unit with a numerical aperture of 0.50. Its general condition is excellent.

Price £166.67 + vat

Leitz SM-LUX Binocular

A good example of the ‘work horse’ of the Leitz range. The body work and stage surface of this unit is very good for its age. A bargain price to obtain a Leitz microscope. Kohler illumination, full mechanical stage with focusing condenser with flip top lens. 170mm tube length objectives x4 (0.12),  x10 (0.25), NPL x25 (0.50) and x40 (0.65). Binocular head with x10 periplan eyepieces. All original at an excellent price.

Price: £195.83 + vat

Leitz Mechanical Stage Attachment

Leitz specimen driver  for a Leitz circular stage. X and Y movement controls and a dual vernier scale. Condition excellent.



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Leitz Ergonomic Binocular Head

This is a very rare Leitz product. It is an ergonomic head that allows angle of  the eyetubes to be adjusted through about 30 degrees to suit the height of the individual. It will fit the following Leitz models Laborlux  K, 11, 12, and D, Dialux 20, 20EB, 22 and 3A. Eyepieces not included. Condition excellent.

Price £187.50 + vat

Leitz Specimen Driver

In very good condition this is a Leitz Wetzlar specimen driver that provides X and Y movement to microscope slides when attached to a stage without integral movement controls. Spring loaded tension arm with vertical movement controls. The adapter is secured by a central screw thumb nut with two short located pins either side


Leitz  Laborlux S Trinocular

This Laborlux S is all original and with a very good specification. It is a phase contrast unit which makes it relatively rare in today's market. The specification has a Zernike phase contrast condenser with the following objectives, x4 plan (n.a.0.10), x10 EF Phaco 1 (n.a. 0.25), plan x20 Phaco 1 (n.a. 0.48), x40 Phaco 2 (n.a. 0.65) and x100 NPL fluotar (n.a. 1.25). All objectives are the Leitz 160mm tube length. The body of the microscope is excellent with Kohler illumination and all the other aspects that you would expect of a Leitz microscope


Leica MZ Ergomodule

In pristine condition this is the 50mm Ergomodule for the Leica MZ series stereomicroscope. Part number 10446170. Significant saving.


Leitz Ortholux

They just don’t make them like this anymore. Built to last with a superb paint finish. This unit is an absolutely excellent condition for its age. Its serial number 602085 dates it from about 1962. It is all original apart from a modern transformer box to ensure compliance with current electrical safety. 170mm tubelength objectives x2.5 (0.07), x10 plan (0.25), x40 plan (0.65), x70 Pv oil immersion (1.15) and x90 apo Pv oil immersion (1.15). Periplan x10 eyepieces.The mechanical stage shows very little surface wear and the chrome controls are free from corrosion and all work well. This is a classic microscope


Leitz Wetzlar Monocular

This microscope really belongs in our vintage or collectors sections. Its condition is excellent and it is complete with its original wooden case and also its original sales card dating from 1959. This was probably the ‘heyday’ of the Leitz brand and this particular microscope is in really excellent condition. Serial number 503897 and all original. Objectives x3.5 (0.10), x10 (0.25), x45 (0.65) and x100 (1.30) that are 170mm tube length. Mechanical specimen driver stage with a flip top condenser assembly. The microscope has a light unit and also a mirror for use in the field. x10 eyepiece - all original and in very good condition . Recommended.


Leitz Laborlux K Binocular

The Laborlux K was one of the more popular of the Leitz stable. This example is in good condition and all original. The stage does show some signs of surface wear from slides over the years but for its age it is minimal. Mechanically and optically excellent . Binocular head with x10 periplan eyepieces. Objectives x4 (0.10), EF x10 (0.25), NPL fluotar x16 (0.45), x40 EF (0.65), x50 oil immersion NPL fluotar (1.00). Kohler illumination, coaxial coarse and fine focus. This unit also has the external adapter that would take the Leitz epi illumination system. A good example at a good price.


Leitz Heating Stage

A circular heating stage from Leitz. This will fit the Ortholux models only. It has a circular alcohol thermometer graduated from -10 to + 60. Condition well used with a scratch across the surface as can be seen in the photograph. These are very rare items these days.

Price £50 + vat

Leitz Dark Ground Stage Attachment

This is a Vintage/Antique Leitz stage attachment which is designed provide a dark ground image with lower power objectives. Mounted on a plate that would seat on top of the stage and has two slide clips. Original lines case. Probably dating from 1920 or so. Excellent condition for its age.

Price £68.33 + vat

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