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Leica Microsystems GmbH is a manufacturer of superb optical equipment. Leica Microsystems is a successor company of Ernst Leitz that was founded in Germany in 1869.

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

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 Projection Attachment

Before the digital world with its cameras and projection devices arrived, it was somewhat unique to be able to share microscope images with others. This Leitz projection attachment was designed to do just that. It clamped over the eyepiece of a microscope and its prism deflected the image that the microscope saw to a screen. A part of our microscope history.

Price £41.67 + vat

Leitz Zernike Phase Contrast Condenser

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


Leitz Vintage Stereomicroscope

Leitz were perhaps better known as quality compound microscope manufactures rather than stereomicroscopes until they merged with Wild. This however is an excellent Leitz stereo that is a collectors piece that says ‘Leitz’ from every perspective. The microscope has a system of sliding ‘back to front’ objective pairs with the x1 being static with space for two other magnifications. In addition to the x1, the options are x2, x4, x8, and x12. There are two pairs of eyepieces - x12.5 and x18. This gives a magnification range of x12.5 to x216. As would be expected the quality of mechanical construction is exemplary. There is no built in illumination and the plain stand has alternate black or white plates that slide into the base and clips. Everything about this microscope is original and in excellent condition. We have never seen one of these before and are very tempted to keep it ourselves!



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 Laborlux S Binocular

In 1986 Leitz re branded itself as Leica a name formed from the first three letters of its founder (Leitz ) and the first two of the word camera for which it was also renown, This Laborlux S must stem from that exact date as it  has the Leica motif on the front of the base but still carries Leitz on the side of the stand. There would be few pathology laboratories throughout Europe that would not have used these models as their standard workhorse as they combined a sturdy built quality with excellent optics. The padded arm rests on the base recognised the effect that watches and bracelets could have on a paint finish and added to the look of the instrument. This good example has a binocular head  with periplan x10 eyepieces suitable for those preferring to keep the glasses on. All original Leitz objectives in very good condition x4 (0.10), x10 (0.25), x25 (0.50), x40 (0.65) and x100 oil immersion (1.25). Coaxial low position coarse and fine focus controls. Kohler illumination with a 6v 20 watt lamp in an external light box. Stage surface and body work in very good condition for its age. A very good buy.



Leitz Parallax Photography System

This is a Leitz Wetzlar photography system in full working order with two cable releases. Complete with its original box it looks hardly used and would date from the early 1950’s. It has preset shutter speeds and the focusing eyepiece has cross lines to aid focus. It is rare to find complete units in good condition these days. A collectors piece.

Price £112.50 + vat

Leica GLS 150X Light Source

This is a Leica fibre optic halogen light source with brightness control and a Swiss made (Volpic) fibre optic ring light that will clamp onto any stereomicroscope with a parallel sides bottom lens up to a maximum diameter of 65mm. Condition excellent.

Price £175.00 + vat

Leitz Diamond Slide marker

This item really belongs in the Antiques section of this web site. It would date from 1900 or so. It consists of an RMS screw thread and mimics an objective except that it has a small diamond mounted at its end and slightly off centre so when lowered onto the slide/coverslip and rotated it leaves and etched circle for future reference. Complete with original ‘objective’ pot

Price £75.00 + vat

Leica Stereomicroscope Spot light

In very good condition, this is a Leica focusing spot light for use with stereomicroscopes. Quartz halogen lamp unit with brightness control.

Price £75.00 + vat

Leitz Vintage Counting Chamber (2304)

This is a Thoma red cell counting chamber that could also be used for worm egg or yeast counting. However its real value is as an antique with the E Leitz logo and is complete with coverslips and its original case

 Price £45.00 + vat

Leitz Dialux 20 EB Trinocular

This is as good as it gets with this excellent Leitz 20EB microscope. Leitz made quite a few models with variable specifications during this time and the 20EB stands out as one of the best and this unit is all original. Trinocular head with a standard adapter which  will allow any camera adapter to be fitted. The original objectives are x4 plan (0.10), phase contrast x10, x25 phase (0.50), x40 plan phase (0.65), and bright field EF x100 oil immersion objective. x10 periplan wide field eyepieces with integral eyecups.  Kohler illumination with coaxial coarse and fine focus controls. The stage and body work is in excellent condition. A fine microscope.