12 September 2000
An early 20th Century lacquered and black enamelled brass compound monocular microscope
signed and numbered on the base E. Leitz Wetzlar 97419, with rack and pinion focusing, triple nose-piece, the stage with sub-stage condenser with rack and pinion adjustment, plano-concave mirror, four objectives, three eye-pieces and other accessories, contained within box -- 33cm.
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