Rare Chinese Military Folded-Optics TWX-1 Microscope, 1971
Stock Number: FG_23013
This microscope was not designed for export or consumer use. It was designed exclusively for the Chinese Army (PLA) frontline field hospital use and manufactured between 1970/1 and 1974/5 by the TaiYuan Optical Company of Shanxi Province, China for limited army field hospital use. It was not sold in the open market, and all copies available today come from those that leaked from the PLA. surpluses.
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Fleaglass Gilgamesh is located in Israel. As an archaeologist researching the material culture of the distant past and using the microscope as a powerful research tool, I have collected microscopes for over two decades from this fantastic tool's first 300 years of existence and researched the cultural context of their use. Passion has become an obsession, and I cultivate the complete and almost unique West Asian collection of historical microscopes. Respectively, I put up surplus or exciting items from the collection for sale. I would be happy to advise any interested collector free of charge. I would love to send photos, information and bibliographic references and discuss the sale details of the items offered here for sale.