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Microscope Collection

Austrian Firms

Carl Reichhert

A Major manufacturer of microscopes in Europe, Reichert established his business in 1876. By 1900, his Vienna firm had produced 30,000 microscopes.


Carl Reichhert Microscope 1

The horseshoe-shaped base is attached to a rectangular pillar that supports the stage and the limb with an arm. The body-tube moves on the rackwork and has a triple nosepiece. The swinging substage consists of a condenser and iris diaphragm, and moves vertically by rackwork. This microscope was purchased by William Gammon, M.D., a Professor of Pathology at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, in Vienna in 1893 or 1894. It comes with a wooden carrying case and accessories (three cases for objectives). Signed: C. Reichert Wien No 15911.


Carl Reichhert Microscope 2

A smaller student microscope (1.022) with a horseshoe-shaped foot, tubular pillar that supports the tube and the stage, and signed, "C. Reichert Wien No 45247." Dates from the early part of the 20th century.


Carl Reichhert Microscope 3

Moody Medical Library has two other microscopes by C. Reichert: A compound microscope (1.023), similar to (1.047), except with a double nosepiece and a rotating stage, and signed, "C. Reichert Wien 64650" Both (1.022 ) and (1.023) date from the early part of the 20th century.