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Sources Known to be Amateur Friendly.
Rosenfelder Optics, Specializing in Microscope Service and Repair. Maintaining research and instructional optics since 1980, P.O. Box 164, Bellvue, Colorado 80512, (970) 217-3368 RoseOptics@aol.com Art often has microscopes as well as parts and repair for sale email him for you needs. Art also remounts and realigns prisms in AO Spenser Cycloptic stereo microscopes.
The Surplus Shed and amateur friendly source of surplus optics including polarizing filters and bulk polarizing film. Also a source for THE AMATEUR SCIENTIST ON CD-ROM.
Niles Biological, Inc an
friendly supplier with stains, methyl cellulose and other things
often have trouble finding. Ted Niles the owner is a very friendly
fellow. With a business geared for education. He has a good collection
of live animals, eggs, pupa, microbes, fungi, etc. In today's security
minded world the prices seem reasonable compared to the big suppliers
that often won't give us the time of day.
Perspective Image LLC, Digital Camera to Microscope Adapter.Mark Simmons builds a Nikon Coolpix and Olympus camera adapters with self contained optics that drop in place of an eyepiece. He also builds a stand alone microscope that functions as a field microscope and as an attachment for cameras. He also builds simple polarizing attachments and is working on other projects,
Bill Daily's MicrAP Enterprises manufactures DIN adapters to allow older short barrel objectives to be converted to 45 mm parafocal distance so they can be intermixed wiht newer objectives. He also has diatoms for sale, high index of refection media (1.68 & 1.72) and an adapter to connect fiber optics lights to Leitz Ortholux microscopes. He has also built a really nice looking stage mounted micro-manipulator. 1-5-03
Micscape's online shop managed by Brunel Microscopes Ltd. A source of stains and supplies tailored for amateurs world wide. Burnel is amateur friendly source..
Rod Templeton at Lab
Essentials, Inc. has usual lab supplies and welcomes
armatures he also sells urine indicator strips and has a teaching
head for a microscope that could possibly be adapted as a monocular
photo tube to other microscopes. I would want to check the beam
splitter and an adapter would have to be made to make the dovetail fit
what ever scope it was be adapted to fit and the tube length considered
but it is the only source of a tube like this I have seen. 12-1-03
Richard Chiasson is a retired microscope technician and buying and selling microscopes. He does not have a web page up yet. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 508.966.0346 - Fax: 508.966.5157 - Bellingham, MA. Dick ships worldwide. Dick is an amateur friendly source of microscopes. Email him with your needs.
HarborTronics DigiSnap 1000
a make a digital camera controller that controls most digital
cameras that come with a serial cable. It works with Nikon Cool Pix
well as other and is more versatile than the factory controllers.
SPI's catalog page of light microscope accessories. SPI Supplies is an amateur friendly source for microscope laboratory supplies and equipment with reasonable minimum orders. They also are a cutting edge source for hard to find items for the professional in all areas of microscopy and microanalysis. They have an online shopping cart system for online credit card orders that are filled with the highest priority for domestic and world wide customers. SPI also has amateur friendly distributors world wide. SPI deals in a very time sensitive industry. It is nice to have companies that will take the time to deal with amateurs.
comes highly recommended as a source of inexpensive microscopes. They
also have reasonably priced parts, supplies and other useful resources.
Sid Lipkowitz email email@example.com. Sid is a Zeiss collector and microscope dealer that ships world wide . Sid Lipkowitz email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sid is a Zeiss collector and microscope dealer that ships world wide. Sid is an amateur friendly source of microscopes. Email him with your needs.
Parabola Microscopy Larry D. Boyd's site has a stock of microscope stains and is building a stock of microscope supplies by the day. The stains that contain flammable fluid will be shipped dry and the buyer will be responsible for getting the acetone or alcohol locally. It saves a very great deal of shipping. He is located in the USA. Larry continues to add to his line so if you don't see it ask. Larry is an amateur friendly source.
Kitchen Culture Kits Products is a commercial site on tissue culture for the amateur. It has a lot of information on how to grow cultures with minimal equipment such as using a microwave oven to sterilize media and sources for odd stuff that some may find useful. Kitchen Cluture is an amateur friendly source.
Aim-Co is a commercial site of a very interesting company that makes extremely accurate microscope stages that are accurate to one micron over 6 inches and repeatable to 0.01 micron. They are often a source of used inspection microscopes and a certified Leica repair shop. They have an extensive collection of Leitz parts.
Equipment resurrection . A source of useful scientific equipment and usually has some higher end microscopes. This is an amateur friendly source.
Brunel Microscopes Ltd. They have a wide supply of microscopes and related materials. They are located in the UK but ship worldwide and are very friendly to amateurs. This is an amateur friendly source.
Microscopes from Nightingale
and amateur friendly source of used microscopes and accessories.
MVIA, Inc. makes adapters with
optics designed for the Nikon Coolpix series cameras that can be
connected either through the eyepieces or a trinocular port. In
addition they also
offer research grade digital cameras and image analysis software as
Absolute Clarity a commercial site that has a very good discussion on the quality of used stereo microscopes gained from practical experience from repairing them. Aboslute Clarity is an amateur friendly source.
Top Bulb a source of light bulbs for almost anything. They have bulbs or replacements for almost every microscope bulb there is.
Windtrader a US source for home school science supplies. They have some microscope supplies.
Dunn Products a commercial site with kits and software for education. It uses frames so you have to navigate on your own.
Supply On-Line Catalog a source of live organisms, culture media and
Zarf's adaptors for
Nikon CoolPix, Sony and Mavica digital cameras. Simple adaptors that
eyepieces and screw in to the treads of the camera.
Chemical Co., Inc. carries a dry lubricant that is reported to be
suitable for vacuum applications and shutter lubrication MS-143V and
Perkin-Elmer High Performance Flash and Arc Lamps. Their catalog with helpful circuitry on power supplies and triggering circuits. 10/14/02
BMI Surplus Equipment
has some microscope stuff.
Cells Alive James A. Sullivan's Quill Graphics page of fantastic microscope images.
PhotoWeb Tech page by by Gary Gaugler has information on color correcting light and some professional micro photographs .
Dennis Kunkel Microscopy
, Inc does stock and contract photography. Images may be used for
educational usage. The photographs are stunning.
Microscope Clipart page. Some is free read the fine print
if you use it for publication.
Martin Microscope sell new & used microscopes and Coolpix adapters.
Pro Sci Tech an
Australian commercial source of microscopy products.
I Miller Microscopes has new and used scopes.
Benz Microscope Optics Center offers new & use microscopes.
McCrone Microscopes & Accessories world leader in particle, fiber, dust and environment work. They publish many standard books, power and fiber slides.
Poly Scientific has chemical, stains and regents for histology and cytology.
MVIA a commercial page that sells Image processing software and Coolpix camera adapter
This is Charles W. Scouten's MyNeurolab
a commercial page of histology equipment and
the beginnings of an online forum on histology.
The Imaging Source A commercial site of imaging products. Their page on background Info in the left frame has a great deal of information on Lighting, Optics, Cameras, Frame Grabbers, and Software.
Southern Scientific will sell some cultures, media and such to amateurs. They have a good selection of science supplies.
An inexpensive source of Canada Balsam .
Emoscop a small maginfier
3x, 5x, 10x, 15x, 25x, 30x and it makes a 2.5x telescope.
BenMeados.com a source natural resources and educational materials and equipment. They are the American distributor for the Emoscop SM.
A New Zeland source for the metal Emoscop SM
Lupe Emoscop SM 2.5 to 30x magf by EMO of Wetzlar Gremany
Carolina supplies science supplies to amateurs and schools. They have an excellent reputation.
Pet and animal medications and their manufactures.
Society for Plastination is a technique of tissue
preservation In this process, water and lipids in biological tissues
are replaced by curable polymers.
Medical and Scientific Antiques for sale.
Ward 's Is a source for
sciences supplies for education.
Used and Surplus Science: Instruments and Supplies for sale.
Spectra Services light bulb page. They have an array of other new and used microscope equipment.
Specialty Light Bulbs has bulbs for many scopes.
Microscopes and Imaging Systems from Micro-Optics.
Lamps a source for hard to find bulbs.
Anchor Optical Surplus
. Good prices with little or no specifications.
Sky Wise's Surplus sources for lasers and optics and related link page.
Warren Diamond abrasives for any of you that are really trying to get your microtome knifes sharp.
Optical shaft encoders and other parts for precision machine control from Gurley Precision Interments
A source for
TIA lubricants including damping
grease often used for microscopes.
Open Directory project for used science interments and supplies.
lasers and optics.
Equipment, supplies and books for Entomology an related sciences.