Polarizing microscope

Ernst Leitz, Wetzlar
Polarizing microscope (lacquered brass) with black enameled iron limb and horseshoe base. Focus by rack and pinion. Circular rotating stage (diameter 10 cm) with 360-degree scale. Polarizer (Nicol prism) with swing out condenser lens. The analyzer (Nicol prism) is fitted on a sliding shoe into the lower part of the body tube and the Bertrand lens into the upper part. Height 32 cm.
Signed on the body tube "Ernst Leitz | Wetzlar | 113993" (1909).

Collection: Museum for the History of Sciences, Universiteit Gent, Belgium (inventory number: MW 03/5113)