Academic Resources Moody Medical Library Blocker History of Medicine Collections Artifacts Microscope Collection Microscopes | Italian Firms Moody Medical LibraryAcademic Resources | Blocker History of Medicine Collections Microscope CollectionItalian Firms F. KoristkaThe firm of Koristka was established around 1880 in Milan, Italy, and enjoyed a good reputation. Their catalog published in 1894 offered a variety of accessories relating to microscopical work. The horseshoe base and the pillar (cast as one piece) support the curved limb and the square stage. The body-tube moves by rackwork and has a triple nosepiece. The substage has a condenser and an iris diaphragm. It comes with a wooden carrying case and accessories. About 1920. Signed F. Koristka Milano N. 30580.