Rare & early Carl Zeiss Jena Microscope, Stativ Ib from 1871

Rare & early Carl Zeiss Jena Microscope, Stativ Ib from 1871


Owned by Henrich Ludwig Buff (1828 Siegen -1872 Prague)




Zeiss, Carl

Country of manufacture


Category: Microscopy


A rare & early Microscope by Carl Zeiss Jena 

serial no. 693. 1436. 

signed “Carl Zeiss / Jena” 

condition first:

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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