Mint Antique Leitz Wetzlar Microscope. Germany, 1930

Exceptional antique Leitz Wetzlar in excellent condition. With original case. Collectors piece.



Amazing antique Leitz Wetlzar microscope in as new condition, made in Germany in 1930 and in striking condition, worthy to belong to a science museum or the best collection. This is an exclusive piece, a microscope made by a prestigious brand and with its original storing case. It has black-lacquered metal horseshoe foot, with the lacquered finish in perfect condition. The turret and the adjusting screws are made of brass and chrome-plated metal the brass preserves the original transparent finish which provides it with a fine patina. As well as being in an almost flawless condition, this microscope works really fine. The rack-and-pinion system moves fluidly and softly, just like the focus and adjustment mechanisms. The device mounts a two-lens revolving nosepiece; the turret bears the serial number 289156, matching with the one on the case, and the brand name clearly engraved at the front. The microscope comes with a set of two eyepieces and two lenses, all original by the maker. The light-mahogany storing case preserves the original lock and key in great working order, and is marked with the same serial number as the microscope. This superb antique Leitz Wetzlar microscope in as new condition will stand out in any room, collection or showcase as the magnificent collectors piece it is. Dimensions: Width: 4.72 in / 12 cm. Height: 14.71 in / 36 cm. Depth: 7.09 in / 18 cm.Ernst Leitz Wetzlar History The beginnings of the famous optic material manufacturing company named Ernst Leitz Wetzlar can be found in the first half of the 19th century, when the mechanic and selft-taught mathematician Carl Kellner founded the Carl Kellner Optisches Institut in Wetlzar, Germany. After his early death his widow maintained the business, and in 1864 the mechanical engineer Ernst Leitz entered the company. Just five years later, Leitz took control of the firm and changed its name for Ernst Leitz Wetzlar. Leitz led the company to success after introducing improvements such as serial production, raising sales volume rapidly after 1871. Leitz microscopes included technical improvements that increased their quality; by the late 19th century the company already had a worldwide reputation. Ernst Leitz died in 1920 and the leadership of the firm passed to his son. As well as for their microscopes and optic material, Leitz became hugely famous for their famous Leica cameras (abbreviation of Leitz Camera).

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