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Does anyone know about this scope ?

 
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Stevie



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 4:24 am    Post subject: Does anyone know about this scope ? Reply with quote

I was wondering if anyone heard of Gamma microscopes ?
I have one of these and it seems that i'm the only one on earth who has one of those scopes .
It came with both a binocular and mono head a few huygens eyepieces and 4 objectives .
i did a search on the net but i didn't find anything .

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Harold Gough



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All I can say is that there are some similarities in design to Wild/Leitz but that probably won't help.

Having written this, I found:

http://www.invaluable.com/auction-lot/an-ernst-leitz-of-wetzlar-gamma-microscope,-cased-1-c-8chwpcxwhb

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g4lab



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have never heard of Gamma (probably the importer , distributor's trademark))
But when I look at that picture my brain says Tiyoda
It is a pretty much exact copy of a Zeiss Lumipan, built by Tiyoda
in the late fifties and early sixties.
In his nineteen sixties text Practical Use of the Microscope
the great San Francisco microscopist George Herbert Needham listed Tiyoda
along with Nikon and the established greats of that time as being capable of
supplying an acceptable instrument reliably.
I read up on that because I had a scope almost identical to the one illustrated.
It was indeed a very nice scope. It had phase contrast.
The give away is the monocular tube and its connection. Exactly what I had.
Mine also had a gorgeous fitted case and also a straight monocular tube so you could use it on a copy stand with an external camera.
I sold it to a biochemist friend who needed the phase contrast capability.
ca. 1980
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Charles Krebs



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PostPosted: Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any "country" of manufacture anywhere?

Hard to say from the pictures, but at least one of the objectives appears to be of slightly more recent vintage that the stand itself.

Why not give us the info on the objectives?
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Stevie



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Charles ,
The microscope is made in Hungary .
As for the objectives , there's not much to tell .
Only magnification and numerical aperture engraved .
I'll take a pic of them later on .
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