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Need An Extra Hand With That?

How about three extra hands? This multi-purpose workstation tool has a large 3X, 3-1/2" dia LED-lighted magnifier on a 10" gooseneck (you add 4 "AA" batteries), a soldering-iron stand, cleaning sponge plus steel wool, a canister of flux paste, a pair of  alligator clips with ball-socket mounts on the ends of a 4" rod  plus an extra hand with a third alligator clip on a 10" gooseneck. It all weighs in at a stable 3+ lbs and has a 7-1/4" x 6-3/4" base so you won't need fourth hand to hold it upright.

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LED MAGNIFYING WORK STAND WITH THIRD HAND

Need An Extra Hand With That?

How about three extra hands? This multi-purpose workstation tool has a large 3X, 3-1/2" dia LED-lighted magnifier on a 10" gooseneck (you add 4 "AA" batteries), a soldering-iron stand, cleaning sponge plus steel wool, a canister of flux paste, a pair of  alligator clips with ball-socket mounts on the ends of a 4" rod  plus an extra hand with a third alligator clip on a 10" gooseneck. It all weighs in at a stable 3+ lbs and has a 7-1/4" x 6-3/4" base so you won't need fourth hand to hold it upright.

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$46.50 EACH

Heel-Toe, Slide-Slide

These standard-size 2” x 2” slides in tan plastic frames are polarized despite not having an opinion on anything. It’s the polarizing filter in the lens that makes them polarized. You’ll get (2) so you can do cool experiments to impress your friends or blow your own mind. Get all sciencey or creative, or however you get when you’re at your best.

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2” X 2” POLARIZED SLIDES IN PLASTIC FRAMES 2-PACK

Heel-Toe, Slide-Slide

These standard-size 2” x 2” slides in tan plastic frames are polarized despite not having an opinion on anything. It’s the polarizing filter in the lens that makes them polarized. You’ll get (2) so you can do cool experiments to impress your friends or blow your own mind. Get all sciencey or creative, or however you get when you’re at your best.

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$6.95 EACH

My What Thick Lenses You Have

Thick, but very desirable, like a nice fat slice of salami, these negative meniscus glass lenses are 55mm dia with a focal length of -169mm (think: reduction). Great for artists and crafters. Edges might have some slight chips, but that's surplus for you.

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NEGATIVE MENISCUS LENS

My What Thick Lenses You Have

Thick, but very desirable, like a nice fat slice of salami, these negative meniscus glass lenses are 55mm dia with a focal length of -169mm (think: reduction). Great for artists and crafters. Edges might have some slight chips, but that's surplus for you.

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$2.95 EACH

THROUGH THE LOOKING LENSES

If you have something small to look at, we’ve got (2) different plano-convex lens loupes to help you see it better. Both are solid, well built pieces, with (2) lenses each and black metal bodies, possibly aluminum. You pick. The 11mm x 44mm dia piece unscrews, giving access to the other lens (7.85mm x 36mm dia), which is separated by a 15mm metal spacer. Focal length for both lenses is approx 33mm, and they actually work better as individual magnifiers than together. If using the complete unit as magnifier, it needs to rest on the item’s surface. The 17mm x 34mm dia piece offers approx 2.5X magnification and requires specialized tools to separate the lenses.

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PLANO-CONVEX LENSES

THROUGH THE LOOKING LENSES

If you have something small to look at, we’ve got (2) different plano-convex lens loupes to help you see it better. Both are solid, well built pieces, with (2) lenses each and black metal bodies, possibly aluminum. You pick. The 11mm x 44mm dia piece unscrews, giving access to the other lens (7.85mm x 36mm dia), which is separated by a 15mm metal spacer. Focal length for both lenses is approx 33mm, and they actually work better as individual magnifiers than together. If using the complete unit as magnifier, it needs to rest on the item’s surface. The 17mm x 34mm dia piece offers approx 2.5X magnification and requires specialized tools to separate the lenses.

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Hoo’s Looking At Hoo?

This is our wisest magnifier yet, a blue plastic owl, approx 7” tall x 4-1/2” wide x 1-1/4” thick, from GeoSarafi Jr. Magnifies 2X and 8X through its 1-3/4” x 1-1/2” eyes with red LED light pupils for night vision. Orange beak is the power button. Also has cute orange feet. Appropriately named the Bright Eyes Magnifier™. Requires (2) “AAA”, not included, but available here. Yeah, we thought you might ask. Ages 3+.

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GEO SAFARI JR. 8X KIDS MAGNIFYING OWL

Hoo’s Looking At Hoo?

This is our wisest magnifier yet, a blue plastic owl, approx 7” tall x 4-1/2” wide x 1-1/4” thick, from GeoSarafi Jr. Magnifies 2X and 8X through its 1-3/4” x 1-1/2” eyes with red LED light pupils for night vision. Orange beak is the power button. Also has cute orange feet. Appropriately named the Bright Eyes Magnifier™. Requires (2) “AAA”, not included, but available here. Yeah, we thought you might ask. Ages 3+.

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$9.50 EACH

Microscope Accessories

You bought one of our excellent microscopes - now you need interesting, good-quality slides. You need our Microscope Accessory Kit. The kit includes The World of the Microscope, a well-illustrated 48-page book that explains the instrument and how to use it. You get supplies to create your own slides, including a box of (72) standard glass slides, about 1" x 3", with ground edges; tweezers with which to position your specimens; a 4" glass dropper with a rubber bulb from which to drop small amounts of liquid onto the specimens; and (100) square pieces of #1 thickness cover glass to place over them. A great way to get focused.

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BEGINNERS MICROSCOPE ACCESSORY KIT

Microscope Accessories

You bought one of our excellent microscopes - now you need interesting, good-quality slides. You need our Microscope Accessory Kit. The kit includes The World of the Microscope, a well-illustrated 48-page book that explains the instrument and how to use it. You get supplies to create your own slides, including a box of (72) standard glass slides, about 1" x 3", with ground edges; tweezers with which to position your specimens; a 4" glass dropper with a rubber bulb from which to drop small amounts of liquid onto the specimens; and (100) square pieces of #1 thickness cover glass to place over them. A great way to get focused.

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$16.95 EACH

Slide Boxing

The sport of the future? No, cork-lined polystyrene boxes for holding microscope slides, complete with numbered slots and inventory sheets on the lids. The boxes are 8-3/4" x 6-3/4" x 1-1/3" with hinged lids. They are stackable, and you might get them in a variety of colors.

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MICROSCOPE BOX FOR 100 SLIDES

Slide Boxing

The sport of the future? No, cork-lined polystyrene boxes for holding microscope slides, complete with numbered slots and inventory sheets on the lids. The boxes are 8-3/4" x 6-3/4" x 1-1/3" with hinged lids. They are stackable, and you might get them in a variety of colors.

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$9.50 EACH

Read The Fine Print

Made specifically for attaching to pill bottles, this 1-3/4" dia magnifier has a 2X acrylic lens with a blue tint that increases readability. It’s mounted on a ring and bracket with a rubber strap to hold it in place on the bottle and keep the lens an inch above the label/instructions.

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PILL BOTTLE MAGNIFIER

Read The Fine Print

Made specifically for attaching to pill bottles, this 1-3/4" dia magnifier has a 2X acrylic lens with a blue tint that increases readability. It’s mounted on a ring and bracket with a rubber strap to hold it in place on the bottle and keep the lens an inch above the label/instructions.

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$2.00 PKG (2)
$4.50
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Looky Here

And no need to hang on, because this large, 9-3/8” x 6-1/2” Fresnel magnifying lens with approx 2X magnification is in a black plastic frame with folding legs. Stands approx 4” above a tabletop but stores flat. Also comes with a lightweight cord, so it will hang from your neck for close work sewing, knitting, or whatever. Try it once and you’ll wonder how you got along without it.

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FULL PAGE FOLDING MAGNIFYING LENS WITH NECK CORD

Looky Here

And no need to hang on, because this large, 9-3/8” x 6-1/2” Fresnel magnifying lens with approx 2X magnification is in a black plastic frame with folding legs. Stands approx 4” above a tabletop but stores flat. Also comes with a lightweight cord, so it will hang from your neck for close work sewing, knitting, or whatever. Try it once and you’ll wonder how you got along without it.

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$14.50 EACH

Placebo Lens

Great little glass DCX lenses for all of your project needs.  Utilize their 48.3mm focal lengths for all classroom projects, or combine these with other lenses to build binoculars, magnifiers, microscopes and telescopes. These are seconds so may have small chips.

 

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DCX LENS, 14MM

Placebo Lens

Great little glass DCX lenses for all of your project needs.  Utilize their 48.3mm focal lengths for all classroom projects, or combine these with other lenses to build binoculars, magnifiers, microscopes and telescopes. These are seconds so may have small chips.

 

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$3.25 PKG (12)

DELUXE USB MICROSCOPE

For students or professionals, this Celestron® Deluxe Handheld Digital Microscope that captures still images and videos is a terrific computer accessory. Plug the USB 2.0 cable into your computer's port and take advantage of the built-in, upgraded 2MP CMOS sensor, 10X to 150X magnification, and 8-LED illumination. It features a 1 sec. to 1/1000 sec shutter speed, 1920x1080, 1280x720 and 640x480 resolutions, max 30fps videos, 10mm to 150mm manual focus and a 2 element glass lens with IR Cut and EFL 158mm. The 4-oz, 4-1/4" x 1-1/4" dia scope may be handheld, or slipped into its metal stand for steadier viewing. Works with Windows 7/8/10 and MAC OSX 10.12 and up. Very cool.

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CELESTRON HANDHELD DIGITAL MICROSCOPE

DELUXE USB MICROSCOPE

For students or professionals, this Celestron® Deluxe Handheld Digital Microscope that captures still images and videos is a terrific computer accessory. Plug the USB 2.0 cable into your computer's port and take advantage of the built-in, upgraded 2MP CMOS sensor, 10X to 150X magnification, and 8-LED illumination. It features a 1 sec. to 1/1000 sec shutter speed, 1920x1080, 1280x720 and 640x480 resolutions, max 30fps videos, 10mm to 150mm manual focus and a 2 element glass lens with IR Cut and EFL 158mm. The 4-oz, 4-1/4" x 1-1/4" dia scope may be handheld, or slipped into its metal stand for steadier viewing. Works with Windows 7/8/10 and MAC OSX 10.12 and up. Very cool.

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$97.95 EACH

Prepared Microscope Slides

Choose either the 25- or 100-slide selection of 3" x 1" prepared microscope slides from Celestron®, both in sturdy hinged wooden cases. The selections include a wide range of bacteria; plant, animal and human tissue; insect or reptilian specimens; and a list of each of the slides.

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100 PREPARED MICROSCOPE SLIDES

Prepared Microscope Slides

Choose either the 25- or 100-slide selection of 3" x 1" prepared microscope slides from Celestron®, both in sturdy hinged wooden cases. The selections include a wide range of bacteria; plant, animal and human tissue; insect or reptilian specimens; and a list of each of the slides.

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OPTICAL GLASS FILTERS

Al Luebbers, our founder, collected glass. Not glass like you'd find on a knick-knack shelf, but optical glass. Lenses, prisms, reticles and filters, for example. Focus on the filters. Many of his filters came out of military surplus, and this is for-real stuff. We mean many are solid dyed optical glass, ground and polished to flatness standards that were probably excessive. Others are from the old days in photographic optics, and their standards were even tighter than your militaristic Uncle's. We've found that photographers, artists, and optical designers still have an occasional need for good glass filters, so we're making a list of some goodies. As always, don't be timid about calling for quotes on quantities. If we have 'em, we'll sell 'em. Just don't sell them back. Please!

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FILTER, NEUTRAL/50MM X 54MM X 3.1MM THK/N6A GUNSIGHT VIEW COMPONENT, MTD

OPTICAL GLASS FILTERS

Al Luebbers, our founder, collected glass. Not glass like you'd find on a knick-knack shelf, but optical glass. Lenses, prisms, reticles and filters, for example. Focus on the filters. Many of his filters came out of military surplus, and this is for-real stuff. We mean many are solid dyed optical glass, ground and polished to flatness standards that were probably excessive. Others are from the old days in photographic optics, and their standards were even tighter than your militaristic Uncle's. We've found that photographers, artists, and optical designers still have an occasional need for good glass filters, so we're making a list of some goodies. As always, don't be timid about calling for quotes on quantities. If we have 'em, we'll sell 'em. Just don't sell them back. Please!

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Beginners' Bio

Slip these prepared slides from My First Lab™ out of their storage boxes and the world's your science lab. You pick: the Blood and Guts set, with cells from a human stomach, heart, blood, plus brain and kidney cells from a small mammal; the Frog Parts set, with intestine, kidney, liver, skin and lung; the Flower Power pack with sunflower and buttercup stems, lily leaf, lotus root and rose petal; or the Creepy Crawlies with a tasty assortment of earthworm, planaria, ant, mosquito legs and honeybee mouth. These prepared microscope slides are Biology 101 in a box. For ages nine and up.

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GUTS SLIDES

Beginners' Bio

Slip these prepared slides from My First Lab™ out of their storage boxes and the world's your science lab. You pick: the Blood and Guts set, with cells from a human stomach, heart, blood, plus brain and kidney cells from a small mammal; the Frog Parts set, with intestine, kidney, liver, skin and lung; the Flower Power pack with sunflower and buttercup stems, lily leaf, lotus root and rose petal; or the Creepy Crawlies with a tasty assortment of earthworm, planaria, ant, mosquito legs and honeybee mouth. These prepared microscope slides are Biology 101 in a box. For ages nine and up.

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Switchloupe

Like a switchblade, but optical. Push the button on this 2” x 1” x 1/14” black plastic case and watch a 3/4” dia approx 10X acrylic loupe pop out, ready to rumble. If the Sharks or Jets squared off against the West Side Antique Dealers or Stamp Collectors….

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POP-OUT 10X LOUPE

Switchloupe

Like a switchblade, but optical. Push the button on this 2” x 1” x 1/14” black plastic case and watch a 3/4” dia approx 10X acrylic loupe pop out, ready to rumble. If the Sharks or Jets squared off against the West Side Antique Dealers or Stamp Collectors….

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$7.50 EACH

Scope It Out

See clearly with this 20X stereo microscope; coins, fossils, circuit boards, bugs and splinters have never been larger. Dual 10X eyepieces provide a stereoscopic view with a 2-1/2" to 3-7/8" working distance while an LED illuminator powered by (2) "AA" batteries (included) brightens and a black/white stage plate with aluminum clips improves your contrast. Eyepieces are also adjustable for those who like to play with interpupillary distance and it stands 10-1/2" tall. Great for students, hobbyists, crafters and more.

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20x STEREO INSPECTION MICROSCOPE

Scope It Out

See clearly with this 20X stereo microscope; coins, fossils, circuit boards, bugs and splinters have never been larger. Dual 10X eyepieces provide a stereoscopic view with a 2-1/2" to 3-7/8" working distance while an LED illuminator powered by (2) "AA" batteries (included) brightens and a black/white stage plate with aluminum clips improves your contrast. Eyepieces are also adjustable for those who like to play with interpupillary distance and it stands 10-1/2" tall. Great for students, hobbyists, crafters and more.

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$84.95 EACH

Wait, Let Me Get My Magnifier…

Oh, this item is a magnifier? Great—we needed one because the print is so small anymore, and it’s always dark in these places! Did we write that out loud? Anyway, this handheld 2X illuminated magnifier from Carson® has a crystal clear acrylic lens and a 4X bi-focal spot lens—for when the print is extra-extra small. Just set the 3-1/4” dia lens over whatever you want to read and turn on the (2) super-bright LEDs. Runs on (2) “C” batteries, which you supply.

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2X HANDHELD MAGNIFYER WITH 4X BI-FOCAL

Wait, Let Me Get My Magnifier…

Oh, this item is a magnifier? Great—we needed one because the print is so small anymore, and it’s always dark in these places! Did we write that out loud? Anyway, this handheld 2X illuminated magnifier from Carson® has a crystal clear acrylic lens and a 4X bi-focal spot lens—for when the print is extra-extra small. Just set the 3-1/4” dia lens over whatever you want to read and turn on the (2) super-bright LEDs. Runs on (2) “C” batteries, which you supply.

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$12.95 EACH

Little Bitty Lenses

These 9mm dia  plano-convex (PCx)glass lenses have an appx. 154mm focal length, and are perfect for arts and crafts projects, or for making the worlds tiniest telescope. May have a few small chips but we will sort them as best as we can. Call about larger quantity discounts!

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9MM DIA PLANO-CONVEX GLASS LENSES

Little Bitty Lenses

These 9mm dia  plano-convex (PCx)glass lenses have an appx. 154mm focal length, and are perfect for arts and crafts projects, or for making the worlds tiniest telescope. May have a few small chips but we will sort them as best as we can. Call about larger quantity discounts!

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$3.95 PKG (10)

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