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heck, I want one of these just for kicks and grins.

<as a personal aside>
I have loved this sort of stuff ever since Dad (a small town Hospital Administrator/CEO) brought home an antique microscope in a woodcase the lab was disposing of during a move to a new facility. The orignal building was built in 1926, the scope was likely that old. Mom had been a lab tech starting in WWII as a WAVE. She got us all into prepping slides with blood samples, pond water and anything else that we could think of. No TV in the house in those years so this provided a lot of rainy day entertainment when the stack of library books had been finished.

I still get a childlike pleasure everytime I go to a microscope. The digital stuff available now is nice but just not the same as optics IMHO. Sort of like Vinyl or tape compared to digitized music.

I have two of my own personal property scopes in my office at work for the metallurgical and electronic assembly failure analysis work I do. One a nice old (now) Olympus 20-500X stereomicroscope with both bottom and top mount for backlighting x-sections and a simpler overarm 3-30x variable for looking at details like soldered assemblies and electrical interconnects.
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