A rare & early Microscope by Carl Zeiss Jena
serial no. 693. 1436.
signed “Carl Zeiss / Jena”
objectives and eye-pieces missing, the microscope later lacquered black, no further accessoiries than pictured.
Delivered on 04/21 1871 to Heinrich Ludwig Buff (1828-1872) in Prague.
(after 1851 LIEBIGS assistant in Munich and JOHN STENHOUSE’s and later August Wilhelm von HOFMANN’s assistant in London, Chemical Professor in Prague since 1869) – more about Buff: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Ludwig_Buff
The microscope comes with the rare Zeiss polarisation apparatus (only one part of it, the prism seems cloudy=damaged) and the original case.
Early piece of one of the most important German Makers CARL ZEISS, still using parts of the early Oberhaeuser shapes.
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