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    Posted 10 years ago

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    I just picked this Swift Stereo Ninety microscope up last Saturday for $8. I'm not sure of the year it was made but is marked Japan on the bottom. The eye sights adjust to the width of your eyes when both are twisted simultaneously, and height adjusts in two inch range. I guess when music graduated from mono to stereo, the term was hip and marketable.

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    1. Militarist Militarist, 10 years ago
      That was the bargain of the year!! If you google the name you may be able to look up the serial number and find out the date of manufacture. Stereo here refers to the dual optics which gives the user stereo vision. These stereo scopes are great for looking at coins for counterfeit and alteration detection. I bought mine which is a much older American made version in an antique mall for just under $90. and couldn't get my money out fast enough.
    2. MattyG MattyG, 10 years ago
      Thanks for the love mustangtony and Bellin68
    3. pawis pawis, 10 years ago
      It looks like a metallography microscope, not as biological one.
    4. Militarist Militarist, 10 years ago
      pawis, it has the two attachments for holding down glass slides so I suspect it could be used both ways.
    5. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 10 years ago
      Gorgeous microscope!
    6. MattyG MattyG, 10 years ago
      Thank you miKKoChristmas11, I would like to post my new Merlin 19" LCD magnifier, It's great for grading or closely examining almost anything, but not collectible, yet?
    7. Kollector Kollector, 9 years ago
      Great Find. I also have been lucky at GOODWILL stores. Purchased a Amer. Optical trinocular with power supply for $ 5.99. Excellent condition 3rd port can be used to mount a camera. Also Purchased a WILD stereo microscope with 2 sets of oculars 10x and 15x for $25. Not a true zoom but it magnifies by turning a ring in sic fixed magnification.
      Stereo microscopes can be used for metallography but are useful for many operations where you want to see things in 3 dimensions especially the lower power ones. Very useful for examining diamonds , coins, pears,silver marks on small jewelry. And with care you can photograph the item using a digital camera
      Used by jewelers to examine diamonds>
    8. Kollector Kollector, 9 years ago
      OH...It can be used for viewing biological items that are too large for a medical microscope.

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