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augusthouse
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Post by augusthouse »

s'truth!

Check out the price on this one: Seems to be too many '3's in the listed price?

Nice set though :)

http://cgi.ebay.com/Zeiss-Universal-Sta ... 19098173QQ

Craig
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Post by g4lab »

He is off by about an order of magnitude.

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Post by augusthouse »

Appears to be in pristine condition.

The seller may be fishing in the collector/museum market.

No harm in trying I suppose, never know... :smt102

The full set in that condition. I would guesstimate approx. 5-7K?

I wonder why no one makes them anymore. What are the makers of such fine instruments offering/using as an alternative?

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Post by AndrewC »

In today's world you can achieve the same thing with a computer controlled 6 axis stage which you can stick in a hostile environment and drive with a joystick. Not so beautiful to behold alas :(

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Post by Choronzon »

augusthouse wrote: I wonder why no one makes them anymore. What are the makers of such fine instruments offering/using as an alternative?
Craig
These are obsolete, having been replaced by microbeam analysis instruments. The number of individuals who can actually put one to good use, is rapidly dwindling, if you know what I mean.
Zeiss made theirs until 1999, being the last of the big 4 to stop production. Should be worth about $4000.
Here's a link, they're nice looking playtoys that look impressive, though. One in my home lab would make even me look smart.
http://www.geochemsoc.org/publications/ ... lstage.htm
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Post by augusthouse »

Thanks for the info and the link Choronzon :)

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Re: Images

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augusthouse wrote:It appears that all the earlier links in this thread are 'dated'; so here are some images and an animated .gif of a Leitz 4 axis universal stage for anyone who may be curious.

Animated .gif (10.7mb) HERE

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Craig

Man, that looks freeeek'en awesome! I wanna play with one of those!

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Post by rjlittlefield »

Looks like something from a sci fi flick, doesn't it? :D

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Yeah, I could feel like Da Vinci with that thing. I'd only need some thick solid wood tables and high stone walls. :) I already have the long beard and the robes. ;)

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