Polarizing microscope

Carl Zeiss, Jena
Polarizing microscope (lacquered brass) with horseshoe base (black enameled iron). Main focus by rack and pinion and fine focus by thumbwheel micrometer. Circular rotating stage (diameter 10 cm) with 360-degree scale. Polarizer (Nicol prism) and swing out condenser lens, under the stage. Height: 32 cm.
Signed on the tube "Carl Zeiss / Jena / N° 6929". Dated: 1884.

Collection: Museum for the History of Sciences, Universiteit Gent, Belgium (inventory number: MW 03/5110)