Vintage 1950’s Swift Nine Fifty Series

This is a really cool piece of equipment.  Comps on ebay are over $100 without the mechanical stage but with 3 objectives.  Think I paid around $85 – ebay.  Was a student microscope from the 1950’s.  It’s dusty. Been sitting on my desk for a few years. Cleaned it a bit but if you really cleaned it up – it’s sort of a vintage display piece as well as fully functional.

  • It’s solid, weighs around ten pounds.
  • Has a 10x and 40x oil objective and the other objective spot has a cap on it. You can find objectives for the other spot on ebay.
  • The eyepiece is a removable zoom 10-20x
  • Has some other pieces that fit on the eyepiece I believe in a separate box.
  • Mechanical stage
  • Course and fine focus adjustment
  • Electric illuminator
  • Iris diaphram
  • Original bakelite switch

Fully functional as far as I can tell.  The focus seems to drift down a bit after you set it. I think you can tighten something to stiffen this up / prevent drift but I have not looked into it.

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