Damian bought around his Christmas present – his LOMO Biolam microscope – to my house this afternoon. He has done brilliantly renovating this machine and soon it will produce fantastic microscopic images. It is all metal and brass – gorgeous focusing mechanism inside like a clock!
Today, we had to dismantle the focus knob and mechanism to remove dried out grease which was preventing the mechanism from turning and also to do similar job on the rotating stage which wasn’t rotating! The latter had warped slightly over time and tended to bind. We produced some Heath Robinson hand made plastic washer of appropriate size and this prevented the binding – Damian is hoping to replace this in time with a purpose made washer.
Pictures from the renovation work today below.