Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Retro Wednesday.......




This is my microscope I got for Christmas of 1960.
It has a little mirror underneath the slide bracket and you reflct the light you need to see things.
The last time I actually used it is when the cat had fleas, and I wanted to see one close up..
Yikes!!!...Are those little bastards ever ugly!!!
The last pic is a vial of shrimp eggs. You used to be able to just add water, and they would hatch after a few days. I wonder if they would still hatch after 48 years?..hahahaha
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Sorry about the picture quality...Low-Tech you know.
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Peace.!!!

13 comments:

buffalodickdy said...

You and I had alot of the same stuff growing up- but the difference is, you kept it!

Cazzie!!! said...

48 years, OMFG, they might be dinosaur shrimp by now, lol.

lime said...

so if you got the shrimp eggs with the microscope they were shrimp eggs. if you got them with a castle off the back of a comic book they were sea monkeys?

you've got a real museum there, gman

barman said...

I had me a microscope when growing up, the key word being had. I had fun with it but I can not say I looked at a flea. That would have been interesting. Maybe you can use it to look at the dinosaur (shrimp) eggs.

So did the sea monkeys that Lime talks about actually have crowns too? I remember seeing them in magazines too.

Serena Joy said...

Cool! I had a microscope when I was a kid, but I don't remember mine being that nice.

I think Lime's right -- if you hatch those eggs, you'll get sea monkeys.:-)

Akelamalu said...

Fleas? YUK they're bad enough without seeing them close up! :(

gab said...

I had one of those too. Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

James Goodman, Author said...

Wow, you keep some of the coolest stuff, Galen. I had a microscope when I was young, but it didn't fare as well as yours, lol.

I remember ordering my first Sea Monkey kit from the back of a comic book when I was a preteen. I was sorely dissappointed. :D

J Morgetron said...

Add water! Add water!

Hatch the ancient shrimp.

G-Man said...

Buff...
Pack Rattery is my tragic flaw!

You got that right Caz..:-)

Thank You Limey...
And you are correct about the Sea Monkeys.

Yes Bryan, they came with a packet of teeny tiny crowns..haha

Hi Sherry..
I'm sure yours was every bit as nice..xox

Ake...
They look very creepy....

Hi Gale...
Any time...:-)

James...?
Your monkeys didn't hatch?
Bummer!!!

Trez Bizzare Jodie!!!

Donnetta Lee said...

My little brother had one of those. Got it from Santa one Christmas. I don't remember what all we looked at under it. I remember looking at hair, though. We were dull children.
Donnetta

James Goodman, Author said...

lol, they hatched...they just didn't look anything like the pictures in the ad. :D

S E E Quine said...

` Yeah! Rehydrate the crustaceans! Cool microscope! You can still use it to check your sperm count, right?