The Excellent Leitz Microscopes with Black Enamel Finish

Leitz Ortholux
Normand and Gregor Overney, California, USA


This paper is about some of the most magnificent Leitz microscopes with black enamel finish. The famous Leitz Ortholux, Dialux, Laborlux, Labolux and SM are introduced. All these instruments were developed sometime between 1937 and 1972.

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'The Excellent Leitz Microscopes with Black Enamel Finish'
7th Edition of March 10, 2011
by Normand Overney and Gregor Overney
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Article first published in the March 2008 edition of Micscape Magazine. Several updates followed.

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