Orthoplan interference microscope, trinocular, with interference contrast optical equipment designed by Smith, made by Leitz, Wetzlar, German, 1961-1970.
An interference microscope splits beams of light and passes them through a specimen to allow us to see and measure details that would not be detectable using a single beam of light. Images can be photographed through the microscope for study at a later date. The equipment was designed by Smith of England but manufactured in Germany by E Leitz. The design of the microscope meant that a rapid change of magnification could be achieved without readjusting the components.
- Microscopy (Wellcome)
- Object Number:
- 1981-1844 Pt1
- interference microscope
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