source for microscope parts?
(by allison from nospam.com)
Tue Nov 4 10:45:04 EST 2008
Dr Engelbert Buxbaum wrote:
> Am 03.11.2008, 15:58 Uhr, schrieb Allison <allison from nospam.com>:
>> We have a Leitz Diavert microscope that is in good working condition
>> except for the fact that it is missing a phase ring. Unfortunately,
>> the microscope was bought in the 80's and is obsolete as far as Leica
>> is concerned....so the part number for the phase ring is no longer in
>> their system. Does anyone know of a good source to get parts for an
>> old microscope?
> Since you do not say where you are this answer has to be broad:
> Microscopic Societies often have ways for selling and buying microscope
> parts, like ads in their journals or web pages. Especially for high
> value brands like Leitz and Zeiss you can get spare parts this way for
> many decades. There are also companies that specialise in used lab
> equipment. And of course a simple web-search for the part number may
> always turn up something.
FWIW, I'm in Canada so I figure a Canadian or American source would be
the easiest for me. (I tried a web search for the part number with no
luck, probably because the microscope was bought in pre-Web days!) I am
inquiring at used lab equipment sites but so far no luck there either.
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