This monocular microscope from J. J. Kipp is a simple continental type, but it has a number of peculiar characteristics. It is not tiltable. It has a rigid support shaft on which the optical tube and its unique focusing system are located. This works by means of a horizontal wheel that acts on the vertical spring. Its objectives are very simple and ancient.

They are small metal rings that are screwed in succession, achieving a greater increase through opposition, being able to screw five of them. Your condenser is a simple, triangular-shaped metal piece with two holes. Unlike the usual circumference with five or six of them. To improve incident illumination, it has a porthole magnifying glass, which is moved by means of an articulated axis fixed to the optical tube.

The device has seven objectives and three eyepieces, in addition to other accessories. All of them housed in a cherry wood case.