Lot A2

Microscope USSR





13,5. x 19 x 31,2 cm


good, optics and mechanisms are in working order.



available in Dubai

1.500 $


Lot Essay

«The M-9 Biological Microscope: A Vintage Masterpiece of Scientific Precision»

Behold a remarkable relic of scientific history—the M-9 Biological Microscope, a technological marvel that transcends time. Crafted in 1940 at the prestigious Progress plant in Leningrad, USSR, this exquisite piece of equipment is a testament to the enduring craftsmanship and precision that characterized an era.

This vintage treasure stands in impeccable condition, with optics and mechanisms meticulously preserved and in perfect working order. It bears the factory plate at the top of the tube holder, proudly displaying its model number, product number, factory insignia, and the year of its creation: «M-9,» «No33676,» «lens,» «1940,» Biological Microscope M-9, 1940, Factory «Progress,» Leningrad, USSR.

Designed to cater to the discerning needs of biologists, doctors, and agronomists, the M-9 offers a diverse range of magnifications, ranging from 56 to an astounding 1350 times, providing a window into the intricate world of biology and microscopy. Its production history at the Progress plant is a testament to the plant’s adaptability and commitment to innovation, having transitioned from fuse production to optical-mechanical devices in 1936.

The Progress plant, with its roots dating back to the early 20th century, underwent a transformation in 1936, as it took on the production of the iconic M-9 microscope, a device that quickly gained popularity. By the beginning of the 1940s, the plant had expanded its portfolio to include ten different types of these remarkable devices, cementing its reputation as a hub of optical and mechanical excellence.

Owning the M-9 Biological Microscope is not merely acquiring a piece of vintage technology; it’s an opportunity to possess a symbol of scientific heritage and precision engineering. It serves as a testament to the intellectual curiosity and craftsmanship of a bygone era, making it an extraordinary addition to any interior. This rare and vintage masterpiece invites you to embark on a journey through time, offering a glimpse into the scientific achievements and technological prowess of the past.

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