University College

Accession Number: 2009.uc.32


Black U-shaped metal base labeled “BOTANY, u. OF T.”; black rectangular stage with pair of clip holders; lower lens system below stage with diaphragm – double sided mirror beneath; two position screws for the specimen stage; black eyepiece cylinder, adjustable vertically via pair of brass knobs; telescoping eyepiece marked “10 x 4″, brass eyepiece cylinder marked “ERNST LEITZ WETZLAR/No 231035″; two objective lenses, each marked “E (or Ernst) Leitz Wetzlar” and “7″ and “62x” or “3″ and “10x”, third lens port protected by a black plastic cap; marked “E. LETIZ WETZLAR, GERMANY” on support.

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Primary Materials: brass, metal, bakelite, glass

Markings: Old Inventory Number = uc32.

Dimensions (cm):

Height = 34 cm, Width = 12 cm, Length = 17 cm

Function: Used for botanical specimens.


Associated Instruments:

Manufacturer: Ernst Leitz Wetzlar

Date of Manufacture: 1924


Donated to UTSIC: No

Historical Notes:

Used at the Biology Department of the University of Toronto.

Microscope dated according to its serial number.

1) Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Company Microscope Serial Numbers 2007 [cited February/24 2012]. Available from
Ernst Leitz Wetzlar Company Microscope Serial Numbers