Humboldt State University ® Department of Chemistry

Robert A. Paselk Scientific Instrument Museum

American Optical Brochure – I Saw Them Making Microscopes

This manual was issued by American Oprtical Co. in 1950. The pdf copy was kindly provided by Dr. Tom Woods of Cornell University. Reproduced with permission from the copyright owner, Carl Zeiss Vision, Inc.

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The original brochure measures 5 3/8 x 7 5/8 inchs and is printed on glossy paper with a textured cardstock cover and bound with two staples.

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Last modified 7 October 2011