ATCO compact portable miscroscope, c1935

ATCO compact portable miscroscope, c1935


ATCO compact portable miscroscope, c1935





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Categories: Scientific, Microscopy


According to the excellent and informative site, this microscope was made by the German firm, ATCO, c1935. It is signed “ATCO. Condtion is very good for both instument and case–mirror is near flawless.  Length of case: 7.5” or 19cm, approx. describes the scope as shown below:<>

“This is a very small compound microscope with a divisible objective and stated magnifications as noted on the sliding draw tube: 40X 60X, 80X. 100X, and 120X. It is black enamel and chrome plated. The optical tube fits snugly into the main stand via a locking pin. The optical tube can be used as a separate ‘pen microscope’ just like the Ultra-Lomara microscope. Coarse focus is by pulling or pushing the fine focusing ring; this ring is rotated for fine focus. Like the Ultra-Lomara, it has a “hood” around the objectives presumably to reflect light down at an opaque object. Unlike the Ultra-Lomara, there is no fine focus to the stage, and no provision for built in electric lighting. Like the Ultra-Lomara, this microscope has provision for inclination. It does not have any condenser or adjustment of the substage aperture.”

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