Simple Microscope by Zeiss

Simple Microscope by Zeiss

Stock Number: M1185


Type of the first microscope by Carl Zeiss



Country of manufacture


Category: Microscopy


Fine and rare simple microscope made by C. Zeiss, Jena; original lacquered brass, ca. 1878, dimension box: 11,5 x 11 5 x 7 cm; high mounted on top of its box: 19 cm (7 1/2″); 1 objective lens (was sold by Zeiss with just this lens) marked 60x; signature on the stage “C. Zeiss 3373”. – The microscope has the distinvtive pattern of the first microscopes made by Zeiss; parly velvet lined box, key. Box and microscope are cosmetically in pristine condition; all parts are original! Mint condition apart from one objective lens only. This microscope was sold in 1878 just with this one lens (no lens missing; it is as complete as it was sold). – For more microscopes see my website:

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DE Bjoern Kambeck

Björn Kambeck

My hometown is Kiel, an important German port and maritime centre on the Baltic Coast. Being a lecturer in economics, in 1977 I started dealing in nautical antiques as a side line. Later on, my interests, and the stock, changed to microscopes and medical items. Located in Hildesheim and having sold several thousend antique microscopes we are always keen to buy early continental microscopes.