Carl Zeiss Jena. Stativ VI (c.1889)

Carl Zeiss was born in 1816 and in 1846 he established his first business in Jena. The following year he was already selling his own models. In 1866, 200 employees worked with him and he sold the 1,000th copy. This year he contacts Ernst Abbe, who develops great innovations and new techniques for optics and becomes his partner in 1875. In 1888 Zeiss dies, but his company It continues directed by Abbe manufacturing magnificent microscopes, which reach their maximum prestige around 1900, at which time the company has more than 1000 employees.

Nice brass microscope made at the end of the 19th century based on the VI model, in an excellent state of conservation. It has the number 13883, so it was built in 1889. Despite its simplicity, it was a student microscope, it already conveys the high quality of all Zeiss products, with perfect finishes and magnificent lenses. The set contains 3 original eyepieces, as well as 4 objectives from the manufacturer (A, D, F and 1/12 oil immersion), all of them in perfect condition.

References: "Microscopes and Microscopical Instruments", C. Zeiss 1889

H. Moe, "The Story of the Microscopes", pag 220-236