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Need a reference manual for swift nine fifty microscope

Just bought this for my child... I can't find a reference manual online anywhere. Are you able to inform me of where I can download one for free.... or purchase one somewhere?
I need to find out how to clean this as well.
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I can not get the neck to move up or down on the used swift nine fifty series i just bought. how do i fix this?

Posted on Jan 13, 2010

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    Swift microscopes unlike the older micrscopes use an animal based lubricant. When unused for long periods of time the lubricant dries and hardens. It is a $40 procedure to have the microsope disassembled, cleaned and reassembled. If the older microscopes, pre- and post WWI can harden and require new lubricants. The older models should be about $60 to be tuned up.


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Swift microscopes, as far as i know, don't readily come with a users manual like one would find for a standard home device. Nine fifties are of the simplest microscopes around, any guide to microscopy will do as a user's manual. As for repairs, anyone that is mechanically inclined and with the right tools (allen hex keys, screwdrivers, pliers, lubricant) will be able to fix one after a few minutes of tinkering with it. Don't panic.

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