Help identify piece of camera-related (?) equipment

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  1. Jollyprof

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    Hi! New to the forum, so forgive me if “Collector’s Corner” is not the appropriate place for this post. My question is simple: Does anyone know what this pictured piece of equipment is/is for? I am assuming it is camera related, but the company, Ernst Leitz-Wetzlar, evidently made microscopes and other optical-related instruments, as well. Thanks in advance for any insights!
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    It appears to be a carbon arc lamp (or part of one) with details of current and voltage for dc and ac operation. Possibly it would have been part of a projector.
     
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    It's a lamp house. Some microscopes use them for illumination.
     
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    Thanks for the responses! Much appreciated. I doubt I would’ve ever guessed it was related to illumination, given the apparently partial nature of what I have.
     
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    The title of the sticker on the right roughly translates to “connect the arc lamp.”

    My German is rusty.
     
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