Seibert im Wetzlar, Microscope Stativ IV, Ca. 1890
Stock Number: FG_22033
Wilhelm (1840 - 1925) and Henry (1842 - 1907) Seibert studied optics under Carl Kellner (1826-1855). After Kellner’s early death they worked together with Ernst Gundlach and Edmund Hartnack. After acquiring Gundlach's business in Berlin, they began the production of high-quality microscopes. The No IV model is based on the original design of Ernst Gundlach, who sold his business to Seibert and Krafft before leaving for the United States. The microscope features the "C-limb" and parallel linkage focusing system, typical of several German makers of the end of the 19th century.
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