Re: Advice on Microscope

From: jack reisland ^lt;>
Date: 03/10/04-06:15:51 PM Z
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The support that is still available for B&L microscopes is not through
Bausch & Lomb, but through the several microscope supply/repair
businesses throughout the country. They can be found on the Web. They
also stock a wide range of parts/ lenses, etc. I have received good
service from for objectives for my B&L.
   As for the foam dust that has got into your microscope, I would try
canned air first, before taking things apart. It just seems that if the
dust got in there somehow, you might be able to blow it back out.

Jack Reisland

Sandy King wrote:

> Just an update on my adventure in making photographs of film grain
> with a microscope.The Bausch & Lomb microscope that I purchased on
> ebay arrived today and when I opened the box I was almost speechless.
> What a beauty!! It is a wonderful binocular type microscope from the
> 1930s or 40s in beautiful condition. Built like a ship, with eight
> different objectives and three different pairs of eyepieces, including
> both achromats and apochromats, and an interesting lighting system
> based on tungsten light beamed through a blue ground glass and clear
> lens. And it came in a beautiful wood box with these carefully
> arranged cradles for virtually all of the accessories. Plus the
> original instructions, original registration ticket and a
> certification card indicating inspection in the 1960s, and the name
> and address of the physician from Kansas City, Missouri who most
> likely was the only previous owner of the instrument. And all of this
> for only $157 on ebay.
> Two questions for anyone who might be able to answer.
> First, someone mentioned that Bausch and Lamb still offers support on
> older instruments. Do you know the department or have an address for
> that support.
> Second, the instrument has probably not been used for more than 20
> years and there was some foam in the box that degraded into a fine
> powder and some of it got on the condenser system (or whatever the
> optical glass is called that is located between the objective and the
> eyepiece). Does anyone know of a site that explains how to disassemble
> and clean instruments of this type?
> And thanks again for all of the useful information folks on the list
> provided in response to my original question on this subject.
> Sandy King
Received on Wed Mar 10 18:15:33 2004

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