Estate Sale FAIL

I was super excited to bring home this little microscope for the Things.  It looked to be in decent condition and was in its original box.

It even came with a starter set of specimens to ogle, plus a box of blank slides to make your own.

Turns out, I got a lemonscope.  When we tried to adjust the focus, it wouldn’t budge.  The CC took it apart and declared it unfit.  The threads were stripped once he got them un-rusted and crusted.  I hate getting their hopes up about something only to have it fall through, but I guess that’s life.

I was really looking forward to seeing what slides they would make themselves.  I may have to check around and see what these things cost in real life….Maybe there’s a mad scientist with a nice working one he wants to unload on Craigs?  Things to ponder.