Who was looking for a Flourescent Microscope
- Here is a Leitz Fluorescent Microscope with a buy it now for $579 The seller
is not a regular microscope seller or a regular seller not the best
combination but he has good feed back. An SM has head piece that measure 41
mm and it a 170 mm scope. As I remeber the fellow looking had a Leitz
drawing tube that fit this type mount the newer model Leitz takes a 42mm or
slightly larger head piece I measure a HM LUX and the hole in the body
measure 42.6 mm.
The question is the drawing tube made for a 170 mm or infinity scope. If it
is 41 mm it is probably safe to assume it is 170 mm if it is 42 mm it could
be either. If it is 42 mm and made for a 170 mm tube it is a very simple job
to turn down the larger part to 41 mm and make a bushing for the other end
to take the headpiece. If you have an infinity drawing attachment contact me
I and I will put you in contact with a Leitz/Leica service man that can tell
you your options.
What ever you do if you buy the scope trash the bulb and get a new one with
a with known number of hours and keep track. To test the power supply with
the old lamp do it out doors and stay up wind.
A SM is a good working scope you can pick up a binocular head for a 150 or
200 dollars and a trinoucular head for 200 to 350. A better plan would
probable be to buy another SM and take what you want and put it back to
gather and resell it. It only has one outstanding lens the 54x fluorite. Try
to get him to make some kind if guarantee on the condition of the lenses and
to test the lamp.
These scopes are extremely easy to work on. Building one from a pile of
parts is a couple of hours job depending on how much cleaning has to be