| R. Fuess, Steglitz, Berlin
Nikitin-type polarizing microscope (lacquered brass with
black enamel finish on the tube and black horseshoe base
and arm); this type of instrument was specifically designated
to accommodate a universal stage.
Focus by rack-and-pinion mechanism. Circular rotating
stage (diameter 9.6 cm) with 360-degree scale and vernier.
The analyzer (Nicol prism) is fitted on a sliding shoe
into the lower part of the body tube and the focusable
Bertrand lens into the upper part. Height 38.5 cm. This
instrument misses the polarizer.
Signed "R. Fuess | Steglitz – Berlin | N°
2027", first half 20th century?
for the History of Sciences, Universiteit Gent, Belgium
(inventory number: MW 03/5112)