Sales and Wants

This section is for anyone wishing to buy or sell microscopy-related items. Please email details of your sales or wants and feel free to include a picture, or pictures, of the item. You may, if you wish, also include phone or postal contact information. It would be useful if advertisers could advise me when adverts are no longer required and also if there is a change of e-mail address.


For Sale: Cambridge rocking microtome complete with boxed original knife- excellent condition 70GBP.
Please contact me by email Michael Horwood. [7 February '20]


Wanted: Information.
I picked up some clay and found literally 100s of fossils can anybody tell me what this one is(sorry about the poor picture, but it looks great through the microscope):-

The size is about a grain of sand - 0.025mm (best guess). Any help would be great.

Also,can anybody recommend an atlas type book of fossils. Regards Michael Horwood.
Please contact me by email Michael Horwood. [17 December'20]

Wanted: I am looking for fossil diatom samples. Because I know the cleaning process is a lot of work, I am happy to receive raw samples. In particular, I am looking for Russian samples, but everything is welcome.
Please contact me by email Anne Gleich. [14 July'20]

Wanted: Hand microtome, preferably with bench clamp. Please contact me by email Michael Horwood. [15 May'20]

Useful Addresses:

Please note that if you find any errors in the information, please advise me.

Retrodiode.com. We manufacture & sell high brightness LED retrofit kits for vintage microscopes. Fewer companies are manufacturing suitable bulbs, leaving us to rely on old stock that is vanishing from the market. Visit: www.retrodiode.com and see if we have a retro fit LED unit for your model of microscope.

Brunel Microscopes Ltd, Unit 2, Enterprise Centre, St. Vincients Road, Bumpers Industrial Estate, Chippenham. SN14 6NQ.
Tel: 01249 462655/Fax: 01249 445156 email: mail@brunelmicroscopes.co.uk
web: www.brunelmicroscopes.co.uk and www.microscopytraining.com and www.microscopy-uk.org.uk

AMT Europe GmbH®, prepared microscope slides. For more details visit the web-site at www.2k-medical.com

GX Microscopes, division of GT Vision Ltd; GT Vision Ltd; Hazel Stub Depot, Camps Road, Haverhill, Suffolk. CB9 9AF. Tel: 01440 714737; Fax: 01440 709421. Suppliers of microscopes and accessories. We always have quite reasonable collection of parts of microscopes from our range that have been cannibalised for various projects and members are welcome to visit by appointment and have a good dig around, we will only charge a nominal sum for any items selected. There is some really good stuff in there, nearly all new or nearly new! (sorry no lists are available). The web-site is www.gxoptical.com
Additionally GX Microscopes run an independent E-bay site www.gxscimicroscopes.com

Manchester Microscopical Society. Web- site

Alana Ecology.The Old Primary School, Church Street, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5AE.
General natural history suppliers, including equipment and books.The web site is www.alanaecology.com
D. J. & D. Henshaw. 34 Rounton Road, Waltham Abbey, Essex. EN9 3AR. Tel:- 01992 717663.
These are predominantly for entomological supplies.

Rayco Chemical Company Ltd. 199 King Street, Hoyland, Barnsley, South Yorks. S74 9LJ. Tel: 01226 744594.
These are suppliers of photographic chemicals mainly but there are many materials of use to the microscopist.

Timstar Laboratory Supppliers Ltd. Timstar House, Marshfield Bank, Crewe, Cheshire. CW2 8UY. Tel; 01270 250459 email:- sales@timstar.co.uk Web-site: www.timstar.co.uk.

Postal Microscopical Club of Australia, PO Box A1017, Sydney South PO., NSW 1235, Australia. Note: this is a change of address.

Original List Extracted from Balsam Post

B.S. Scientific, 10 Duppas Rd., Croydon, Surrey. CRO 4BP. Optics etc.
The Librarian, Freshwater Biological Assc. The Ferry House, Ambleside, Cumbria. LA22 OLP. Tel: 01539 4622468: New publications on freshwater biology.
G.B. Nets, 45 Burnley Road, Todmorden, Lancs. 0L14 7BU. Te1:01706 813941.
Biological water sampling equipment. Catalogue.
Can supply strewn diatom mounts from a variety of locations world wide. Box of Twelve - £20 including post. (UK only)
Herts Optical Services, 102A Victoria Street, St. Albans, Herts. Tel: 01727 859392.
New and second hand microscopes, service, repairs, stains, reagents, accessories.
Klaus D. Kemp, 'Blautannen', Wickham Way, East Brent, Highbridge, Somerset, TA9 4JB.
Tel: 01278 760411 - Arranged diatom slides to order. s.a.e. for details.
Lakeland Microscopes,Hollybank, Windermere Road, Grange-over-Sands, Cumbria, LAl1 6LB.
Tel: 01539 534737.
Raymond A Lamb, 6 Sunbeam Road, London. NW1O 6JL, Tel: 0171 9651834. Microscopical equipment.
A.R. Lindsey, 108 Cuffley Hill, Goffs Oak, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire. EN7 5EY.
Tel: 01707 872268. Microscopes and accessories.
Marris House Nets, 54 Richmond Park Avenue, Queens Park, Bournemouih. BH8 9DR. Tel: 01202 515238. Entomological nets, netting and Malaise traps.
Martock Design Ltd. The Doctor's Old House, Water Sireet, Martock, Somerset. Stage Micrometers. Microscope Sales and Servicing Co., (Mr. R.H. Charles) 264 Woodlands Road, Glasgow. G3 6NE. Tel: 0141 956 1379. New and second-hand instruments. S.A.E. for specific enquiries.
Molcol Software, 69 Commonside West, Mitcham, Surrey. CR4 4HB. Tel: 0181 685 0528 'Microscope for the PC'. Computer programme with microscope slides included on disc.
Natural History Book Service Ltd., 2 Wills Road, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5XN. Natural history books. Catalogue available for new books but not for second-hand section.
Olympus Optical Co. (UK) Ltd., Microscope Division, 2-8 Honduras Street London. EC1Y OTX.
Tel: 0171 2532772. Olympus microscopes. Customer Service 0171 2530513.
Optical Instrument Services (Croydon) Ltd. Microscope Specialists.
166 Anerly Road, London. SE20 8BD. Tel: 0181 778 7278.
lan Pell, Bookbinder, 8 Poyser Avenue, Chaddesden, Derby (01332 671512). Books rebound to your requirements.
Pendleside Books, 359 Wheatley Lane Road, Fence, Burnley, Lancs. BB12 9QA. Tel: 01282 615617. Binders suitable for Balsam Post: Specialist in books on Entomology and Mycology.
Production Techniques Ltd., 15 Kings Road, Fleet, Hants. GU13 9AA. Tel; 01252 616575. Lakeside 70C adhesive, Petropoxy 154 adhesive.
Quekett Microscopical Club, Subscription Manager, Mr. P. D. Thomas, 90 The Fairway, South Ruislip, Middlesex, HA4 0SQ.
Sovereign Bookbinding Ltd., 67 Winpenny Road, Parkhouse Industrial Estate, Newcastle, Staffs. ST5 7RB. 0500 404015.
Whitear Lapidary Co., 35 Manor Way, North Harrow, Middx. HA2 6BZ. Geological equipment.

Please advise of any errors or changes, so that this list can be kept up to date, and also any further useful addresses.