Rare Italian Koristka dissection  microscope  late 19th century  on  Zeiss model licence.

Rare Italian Koristka dissection microscope late 19th century on Zeiss model licence.


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Categories: Scientific, Microscopy


Very good and original optical and laquered conditions.

The mirror can also be moved over the table surface for reflected light examinations.

The optical part is composed by a combined of an eyepiece, with three screwed objective lens. 

Two leather covered  “wings”  can be inserted on the side of the table to hold the hands during dissection.

In this dissecting Koristka model there is one detail which not appear on the same Zeiss model.


On the arm who hold the optical tube there is one hole on which could be fitted one accessory (missing)  who can hold maybe one further optical device.

(I was not able to find 19th century Koristka catalogue to understand)


Very excellent conditions, inside the wooden case missing some wood parts to hold accessories.


Feel free to ask any futher photos or informations.




Francesco Koristka ,


was born in Poland in 1851, and after  came to Italy, for a sometime was assistant to Angelo Salmoiraghi  in  the company named “Filotecnica”.
After this he  dedicated to building own microscopes and optical instruments.
Founding in 1880 the company bearing his name.

Thanks to his  relationship with E. Abbe. He had the opportunity  to build microscopes and photographic lenses using the Zeiss patents.
 It was undoubtedly the most important Italian company for the construction of microscopes and one of the few industries which exported precision instruments both in Europe and in America.

Francesco Koristka  died 26 November 1933.




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